Early Detection Research Network

Ovary

GDF15 is a member of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily. It has been studied as a prognostic biomarker for a variety of cancers, including pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal.
http://edrn.jpl.nasa.gov/bmdb/biomarkers/organs/235/270
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Of the ovarian cancer biomarkers tested in prediagnostic specimens, from the PLCO, CA125 remains the single best biomarker for ovarian cancer and has its strongest signal within six months of diagnosis. GDF15, also known as MIC1, alone was not a strong predictor.
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