Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Can Lung Cancer Bio-markers Predict My Prognosis?

Are biomarkers a way of the future for predicting and diagnosis diseases? According to Dr.Peter Mazzone who is the director of the lung cancer program at the Cleveland Clinic believes so. Biomarkers can identify the genetic mutations that cause the diseases, which can tell us in the future if the patient is at possible risk of having lung cancer in the future, or if the patient has it and what can we do to treat it or how long someone can survive with the cancer itself.  Now doctors can access these biomarkers by what is called liquid biopsy, which is basically getting the DNA from the blood. There are many other techniques to obtain these biomarkers, but each day doctors are trying to find more and more less invasive ways to get a sample of the tumor. Doctors are isolating gene mutations from the samples. 
We have come so far in the world of biology and genetics that we just keep creating new and innovative things for the future to better our health.

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