19 September 2017

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

A biomarker is a biological molecule that can tell us what’s going on inside the body. They are particular useful for treating cancer. Biomarkers can be used to detect cancer early, determine what kind of tumour is present, what is the best treatment, and if the treatment has worked. Finding a good biomarker to guide the best treatment of castration resistant prostate cancer has been very difficult. Two recent studies have made important progress in the search for biomarkers for men with this stage of prostate cancer.

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