Australian protein biomarker firm HealthLinx said this week it has completed a validation study assessing the potential prognostic value of an undisclosed protein biomarker for ovarian cancer.

According to the company, the marker was shown to be highly expressed in ovarian carcinoma tissue in patients with better clinical outcomes, with high expression associated with a 22 percent relapse rate compared to a 78 percent relapse rate in patients showing low expression.

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