According to the National Cancer Institute a biomarker is “a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process or of a condition or disease” (NCI) such as cancer.
Biomarkers typically differentiate an affected patient from a person without the disease. There is tremendous variety of biomarkers which can include:
A biomarker can also be a collection of alterations such as gene expression, proteomic, and metabolomic signatures.
Biomarkers can be detected in the circulation (whole blood, serum, or plasma) or excretions or secretions (stool, urine, sputum, or nipple discharge) and thus easily assessed non-invasively and serially. Biomarkers can also be tissue-derived and require either biopsy or special imaging for evaluation.
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Biomarkers have many potential applications in oncology including:
Overview Tumour Group: Gliomas WHO Grade: Grade IV Prevalence/Incidence: The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is 2 to 3 per 100,000 people in the United States and Europe. GBM accounts for 12 to 15% of all intracranial tumours and 50 to 60 per cent of astrocytic tumours. GBMs increase in frequency with age, and affect more men than women. Typical Age Range: GBMs may manifest at any age, but mostly…READ MORE
March 14, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia – (March 14th, 2019) – BioMark Diagnostics Inc. (“BioMark”) (CSE: BUX) (FSE: 20B) (OTCMKTS: BMKDF) is pleased to announce that the article “Use of amantadine as substrate for SSAT-1 activity as a reliable clinical diagnostic assay for breast and lung cancer” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Future Science OA. Rashid Ahmed, President and CEO, says, “This is our follow up publication and we would like to acknowledge the contributions made by a dedicated team of clinicians, scientists and researchers. This publication provides further scientific […]
BioMark has been funded by various government agencies including NRC IRAP, NRC Engage, Genome BC, Government of Manitoba and DFAIT Canada for various projects with active collaboration at University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, and University of Alberta since 2006. New research applications to Genome Canada and Genome BC Strategic Innovation Program were submitted in 2017 reviewed by peer groups. Now BioMark is collaborating with Bio banks across Canada to expand our metabolomics study.