Test may separate benign from aggressive prostate cancer

February 2009
Medical Device Daily;2/13/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 29, p1
The article reports on the potential role of sarcosine, a type of amino acid, in separating aggressive from indolent cancers. It was identified by a team from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Pennsylvania State University, State College and Metabolon of Durham, North Carolina. They note that medically, sarcosine may be useful in two ways. First, it can serve as a biomarker for prostate cancer aggressiveness and second, it may actually be involved in the biology of cancer aggressiveness and invasiveness.


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