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Conquest - A Closer Look Prostate Cancer Test

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A Closer Look Prostate Cancer Test

Date: April 20, 2010


RESEARCH
While the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test has led to earlier detection
of prostate cancers, the test also has a high rate of false positive results.

TRANSLATION

DR. WILLIAM NELSON and team discovered the most common
genome alteration in prostate cancer. They developed a biomarker test
that can be used in conjunction with PSA to detect precancerous
changes and prostate cancer.

APPLICATION

Johnson & Johnson has licensed the test making mass distribution
and broad-based use possible.

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