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Colon Cancer Biomarkers Guide

Posted by Applied Biological Materials (abm) on March 17, 2020

 

Did you know that colon cancer is more common in developed countries? Around 65% of cases are found in these regions.13 In fact, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and is diagnosed in 1 out of every 10 diagnoses.1 As such, it is a major focus in cancer research.

Tumour markers are generally proteins expressed in normal/healthy and cancer cells, but are expressed at an abnormal level in cancer cells.2 Thus, tumour markers serve as a way to diagnose and detect some types of cancers, with immunohistochemistry (IHC) being an important tool for identifying different colon cancers.

In this article, we’ll discuss the gene expression landscape of colon cancer and identify key markers for this disease.

  1. Overexpressed genes
  2. Underexpressed genes
  3. Cell cycle markers
  4. Cell surface markers
  5. Summary of colon cancer markers
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Topics: Biomarkers Guide, Colon Cancer, Histology

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