cancer biomarker

Tackling Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Targeting a cytokine called IL-34 could help patients with a drug-resistant form of breast cancer known as triple negative breast cancer.

7 Must-Read Stories In January 2018

Stories from our January 2018 print issues of Asian Scientist Magazine and Supercomputing Asia got the most attention this month, alongside articles on cancer and curiosity.

A Potential Biomarker For Aggressive Brain Cancer

Researchers have found that the levels of a protein called BCL6 can be used to identify patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer.

Spinning Pee To Detect Cancer

Researchers in South Korea have developed a fast and simple method to detect cancer biomarkers from bodily fluids like blood or urine.

Retroviral RNA Contributes To Liver Cancer

Researchers have discovered that wrongly activated non-coding RNA play a role in the development of liver cancer.

Brain Cancer Patients With ‘T allele’ Live 5 Months Longer

The T allele is also predictive of a positive response to the standard cancer treatment, temozolomide.

New Ovarian Cancer Test Twice As Sensitive

The relative levels of the protein CA125 can detect invasive epithelial ovarian cancer with a sensitivity of 86 percent, study shows.

Test For Prostate Cancer Using Semen

A microRNA-based test for prostate cancer could help distinguish aggressive tumors from slow growing ones and prevent unnecessary biopsies.

Test For Cancer In A Drop Of Blood

Chinese scientists have tested a new cancer biomarker detection kit in clinical trials, showing that it can be used to diagnose lung cancer.