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OHSU cancer institute researcher discovers new predictor of prostate cancer recurrence
Date:2/14/2008

essive their tumors might be. However, these tools are not perfect. We were searching for a biomarker to identify patients for whom these clinical predictors currently mis-classify as being at low risk for recurrence. Finding such a predictor would improve upon our existing tools and would allow us to make more accurate predictions about tumor behavior down the road, Alumkal said. Given that there were approximately 218,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in 2007 and 27,050 deaths, this work may have far-reaching implications.

Before this finding can be incorporated into routine clinical practice, it must be confirmed in a separate, larger group of patients.


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