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German Scientists Pinpoint New Ovarian Cancer Biomarker

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany published findings in this week's Lancet that described a protein biomarker for uterine and ovarian cancers with poor prognosis.


Peter Altevogt and others found the marker, L1 glycoprotein, using immunological and genotyping profiles of women with ovarian and uterine cancers. Presence of the marker indicates a poor prognosis.


Ovarian cancer has been the focus of several protein biomarker profiling studies over the past two years. See coverage in ProteoMonitor.


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