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Tumor Markers

Tumor markers are usually produced by the body in response to cancer or other benign conditions, these have become helpful in detecting, diagnosing and managing many different types of cancers. Please view our complete list of tumor markers ELISA kits.

Tumor markers are substances that are produced by the body in response to cancer or other certain benign (non-cancerous) conditions. These substances can be found in samples of blood, tumor tissue, urine, stool and other bodily fluids of some cancer patients.

Tumor markers are useful in helping to detect, diagnose and manage some types of cancers. The level of tumor marker present can sometimes reflect the stage (extent) of the disease or the patient’s prognosis (the likely outcome or the course of disease) for some types of cancers. Tumor markers can also be periodically measured during any cancer therapy treatment, where a decrease in level or a return to normal level for the marker’s can indicate that the treatment is working and the cancer is responding positively. These markers are also often measured after a treatment has ended in order to check for recurrence (i.e. the return of cancer).

Many different tumor markers have been characterized extensively and used for many clinical applications. Some are found to be associated with only one type of cancer whereas other can be linked to two or more types of cancers. Presently, there is no “universal” tumor marker which has the ability to detect any type of cancer.

Some of the most common tumor markers and the cancer type that they are used for are listed below:

We offers a broad portfolio of tumor markers that can be used for routine diagnostics, clinical research and therapy follow up.

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