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Biomarkers Have The Answers

Predictions fight cancer you guys. Here's a new one:

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The Biomarker.

Dr. Y Peng Loh, an NIH physician, has discovered a biomarker that can predict the recurrence of cancer.

Summed up.

A biomarker (portmanteau of 'biological marker') is a measurable substance in the body, which 'marks' a biological occurrence.

In this case, the biomarker measures the progression and aggressiveness of a patient's cancer, as well as predicting recurrence and metastasis in various cancers, such as liver, colorectal, adrenal and lung cancer.

Because Dr. Loh is a woman in science, she's also totally boss.

#YAASSS GIRL
Via science.nichd.nih.gov

#YAASSS GIRL

The research continues.

Dr. Loh's research continues, along with the prospect of the biomarker being approved for clinical use.

A google search can help you find info about Dr. Loh and her biomarker research.

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