Author(s): Leung F, Diamandis EP, Kulasingam V
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Abstract Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy and survival of this disease has remained relatively unchanged over the past 30 years. A contributing factor to this has been the lack of reliable biomarkers for the clinical management of ovarian cancer. Rapid advances in high-throughput technologies over the past decade has allowed for new and exciting opportunities for biomarker discovery in the field of ovarian cancer, especially with respect to serum biomarkers that can be used for various clinical applications. This review highlights the major genomic and proteomic studies dedicated to ovarian cancer biomarker discovery over the past decade. An emphasis will be placed on the HE4, Risk of Malignancy Algorithm (ROMA) and OVA1™ serum-based tests/algorithms that have recently been approved by the US FDA as ovarian cancer biomarkers.
This article was published in Biomark Med
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy