The Role of Biomarkers in Cancer Care

Biomarkers consist of 2 separate groups1

A biomarker—an objectively measured characteristic evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacologic responses to a specific therapeutic intervention—can provide information that is1:

  • Prognostic: informs the patient’s overall cancer outcome, regardless of therapy1
  • Predictive: informs the effect of a therapeutic intervention in a patient1

Clinically relevant biomarkers have been identified in numerous malignancies2-5

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