Biomarkers for Cancer Screenings

Screening for early invasive disease has the potential to reduce mortality from cancer. Because of their ease of measurement, several biomarkers have been evaluated or are currently undergoing evaluation as screening tests for early cancer. These include the use of biomarkers in screening for cancer in high-risk subjects. Although biomarkers have many attractive features as cancer screening tests, lack of sensitivity and specificity, when combined with the low prevalence of specific cancer types in asymptomatic subjects, limit their application for the early detection of cancer.
  • Breast cancer screening 
  • Cervical cancer screening 
  • Bowel cancer screening 
  • Prostate cancer screening 
  • Lung cancer screening 
  • Pancreatic cancer screening