Ciphergen Showcases Ovarian Cancer Test Plans; Aims for a Year-End Release | GenomeWeb

The race is on to release the first proteomics-based ovarian cancer diagnostic: This week, Ciphergen announced that it hopes to translate a collaborative ovarian cancer study into a commercial assay “by year-end.” Meanwhile, at last week’s IBC Biomarker conference, Lance Liotta of the NCI-FDA clinical proteomics program announced that his group — which he co-directs with Emanuel Petricoin — is “now gathering patients” for a blinded clinical trial that compares the predictability of protein patterns to CA125 for ovarian cancer recurrence.

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