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Purdue-IU Team Uncovers Potential Prostate Cancer Marker

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Rosemary, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Rosemary

    Rosemary Senior Member

    Studies by a Purdue University-led team have revealed a potential marker for prostate cancer that could be the starting point for less invasive testing and improved diagnosis of the disease.

    The team used a new analysis technique to create a profile of the lipids, or fats, found in prostate tissue and discovered a molecular compound that appears to be useful in identifying cancerous and precancerous tissue. The profile revealed that cholesterol sulfate is a compound that is absent in healthy prostate tissue, but is a major fat found in prostate cancer tumors.
  2. xrayspex

    xrayspex Senior Member

    what do you make of this in relation to cfs/me? Wouldn't get VIP blood test for xmrv be a good way to look for prostrate cancer risk?

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