Cancer Biomarkers and Types
Cancer biomarkers are indicators produced by tumour cells spreading in the body and are commonly used in cancer detection. However, they are present in too low concentrations to be efficiently detected in early phases. However, the targeted delivery of specific nanoparticles into a tumour can induce a local interaction with cancer cells and forces them to significantly increase the production of these biomarkers. Biomarkers detection becomes thus much easier and can provide an earlier diagnosis to doctors than biopsies. Early detections of cancers allow early and less burdensome treatments, increasing also the chances of recovery.