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what is the definition or description of: biomarker?

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Dr. Ivor Royston
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Predictive test: A biomarker is a test, usually a simple blood test, that determines the subtype of a medical condition to be more predictive of a therapeutic result or side effects. Bio markers are important for personalized therapies and having a major impact on cancer therapy.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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