AACR 2018 - Trine Rounge about biomarkers to predict cancer

Trine B. Rounge and her team at the Cancer Registry of Norway are looking at circulating small non-coding RNA expression profiles of 3500 patients in Norway to determine cofounding factors such as age, sex, BMI, physical activity and smoking. This is a milestone in the project looking for biomarkers to predict cancer. The study uses Norway’s extensive database of patients with serum samples gathered in the last 40 years, and by comparing those later diagnosed with cancer to healthy patients, aims to find new ways of early cancer detection. QIAGEN’s QIAcube and miRNA Neasy Serum/Plasma kit were used to make sure that the valuable serum samples provided the best results possible.