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More Reliable Biomarkers Needed for Early Detection of Liver Cancer
Date:2/25/2010

U-M study indicates investigation needed to find accurate ways to complement ultrasounds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widely used biomarkers are not optimal in early detection of liver cancer, the third most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide, according to a new study published in this month's Gastroenterology.

Two biomarkers used to complement ultrasound in the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, are not ideal, according to Anna S. Lok, M.D., professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School an
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