Title: Methods for Diagnosing Prostate Cancer using microRNAs

Patent Number: 8,557,520

Filed: Feb. 28, 2012

Lead Inventor: Carlo Croce, Ohio State University

The invention, the patent's abstract states, "provides novel methods and compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of solid cancers. The invention also provides methods of identifying inhibitors of tumorigenesis."

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