UNE Professor's Breast Cancer Biomarker Receives a Patent - NECN
Maine

Maine

The latest news from around the state

UNE Professor's Breast Cancer Biomarker Receives a Patent

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    UNE Professor's Breast Cancer Biomarker Receives a Patent

    A University of New England pharmacy professor has received a patent for an innovation in the early detection of breast cancer.

    Srinidi Mohan's research focuses on a blood marker that can be used to detect the presence of highly aggressive tumors. He says the marker is a reliable indicator for estrogen receptor-negative tumors, the most aggressive types of breast cancer.

    Mohan said Wednesday the bio-marker screening could represent a cost-effective option for early detection, monitoring disease progression, measuring treatment outcomes and providing monthly check-ups.

    The American Breast Cancer Foundation says about 60,000 women are diagnosed with those tumors each year. They're most prevalent among young women and in African-American women. Chemotherapy is the common treatment for the deadly tumors.

    Rescuers Pull Leopard Out of 30-Foot Well in India

    [NATL] Rescuers Pull Leopard Out of 30-Foot Well in India

    A leopard was saved from drowning after local rescuers managed to pull it out of a 30-foot well in Maharashtra, India.

    (Published 5 hours ago)

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android