Expert Video - How is biomarker testing done and what biomarkers are looked at when deciding on treatment for ovarian cancer?

A tissue sample called a biopsy can be tested for proteins and other substances called biomarkers that indicate the presence and type of ovarian cancer. This is called biomarker testing or tumor testing. Dr. Jayathi Lea of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center explains that laboratory tests can find ovarian cancer biomarkers including CA125, HRD, bikunin, VEGF, and more. She discusses the importance of early tumor or biomarker testing, when and why it should be repeated, and how it can improve outcomes by helping doctors choose the best treatment for the type of ovarian cancer.

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