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