Discovery, Validation and Use of Cancer Biomarkers — Current Trends and Obstacles

When we speak about the role of biospecimens in the advancement of personalized precision medicine, we can’t avoid the topic of biomarkers. The term biomarker indicates a molecular signature (DNA, RNA, protein, lipid, metabolite) that can be objectively measured. Its levels are an indication of a normal physiological process, an abnormal pathological condition, or a…

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How to Choose the Right Biospecimen for Your Study?

December 2, 2020 When deciding on working with human biospecimens, it is essential to choose the type and format that best fits your project’s final goals. The type of materials (solid tissues/biofluids) and the format in which they are isolated and conserved will define the downstream applications they suit 1. The various types and formats…

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