By Doug Macron

A team of researchers this week reported on the discovery of a microRNA expression pattern that, in a preliminary study, was able to identify ovarian cancer patients who would survive the disease with appropriate treatment.

According to one of the investigators, the findings suggest that the signature could not only be used to inform a patient of her likelihood of survival, but also point to miRNAs that could be used as an adjuvant to boost the efficacy of existing treatments.

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