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Title: Innovative bioconjugation methods for an improved detection of ovarian cancer at early stage using multiple biomarkers
Authors: Tran, Huong
Smiejkowska, Natalia
Vincke, Cecile
Devoogdt, Nick
Muyldermans, Serge
Adriaensens, Peter J.
Guedens, Wanda
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: AMBA 2017 – Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications, Ghent, Belgium, 27-29/09/2017
Abstract: Ovarian cancer (OC), whose incidence increases with age, is one of the most common cancer types in woman. OC can be successfully treated if detected early but the diagnosis of OC at early stages is difficult since there are no obvious symptoms and no screening test has proven to be effective. Several biomarkers have been identified for the diagnosis and therapy of ovarian carcinomas such as Cancer Antigen 125 (CA125) or Human Epididymis protein 4 (HE4). Furthermore, Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) and Progranulin (PGRN) are both overexpressed markers related to survival in ovarian cancer. PGRN has been described as a prognostic biomarker for the advanced stages and SLPI has been considered as an early detection marker of OC. However, those biomarkers ́ sensitivity is still poor and insufficient for the detection at early stages and for monitoring the treatment and the recurrence of the disease.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24931
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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