Health Watch - Cancer Advances: Predicting Cancer's Return
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Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says being able to identify patients at risk for further cancer means doctors can give them additional treatment and increase their chances of a permanent cure. The test looks for a group of biomarkers found in the blood. Levels of these particular biomarkers predict the risk of cancer returning. In a study, the test was more than 86 percent accurate. Currently available tests are only about 70 percent accurate.
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