TALLAHASSEE - Researchers at Florida State University are working to find ways to detect breast and prostate cancers sooner. They hope to identify new “biomarkers” that could reduce the number of patients who die from these cancers. [audio:http://eunalhee.com/wp-content/uploads/Lhee_biomarkers.mp3|titles=biomarkers|artists=Lhee]
Biomarkers are substances that can act as signals for scientists. These molecules can indicate normal processes taking place in the body, like pregnancy, and also unusual ones, like cancer.
"What would we like to achieve is, you know, life-threatening cancer to become a manageable disease," Sang said. "What that means is, we hope that the patient can survive."