Novel Combination of Circulating miRNAs for Specific Detection in Prostate Cancer

Fumihiko Urabe, MD, discusses a study for which he was the lead author, entitled “Large-scale Circulating microRNA Profiling for the Liquid Biopsy of Prostate Cancer.” This study investigated the potential use of micro-RNA (miRNA) as an improved biomarker for detecting prostate cancer. He details how his team found 16 miRNAs related to prostate cancer which displayed high specificity and sensitivity in detection, and how extracting miRNA is preferable to the risks and invasiveness of prostate biopsy.

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