Diagnostic and prognostic epigenetic biomarkers in cancer.

  title={Diagnostic and prognostic epigenetic biomarkers in cancer.},
  author={Pedro Costa-Pinheiro and Diana Montezuma and Rui Henrique and Carmen Jer{\'o}nimo},
  volume={7 6},
Growing cancer incidence and mortality worldwide demands development of accurate biomarkers to perfect detection, diagnosis, prognostication and monitoring. Urologic (prostate, bladder, kidney), lung, breast and colorectal cancers are the most common and despite major advances in their characterization, this has seldom translated into biomarkers amenable for clinical practice. Epigenetic alterations are innovative cancer biomarkers owing to stability, frequency, reversibility and accessibility… CONTINUE READING
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