Application Note: Cancer Biomarker Research using castPCR™ Technology
4 September 2013
Cancer biomarkers have applications in the diagnosis, staging, prognosis and monitoring of disease progression, as well as in the predication and monitoring of drug response. Profiling and validation research tools are needed that exhibit the combined features of high sensitivity and high specificity for cancers. However, the sensitivity of molecular methods such as DNA sequencing and conventional genotyping in tumor samples is limited, typically ranging from 5-20%. In this poster read about TaqMan® Mutation Detection Assays and how they can be used in cancer biomarker research.