Testing

Mayo Clinic offers a test to assess for biliary tract malignancy through the combination of cytology and molecular testing by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

By Brent Westra • July 11, 2011

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By Brent Westra • June 17, 2011

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By Brent Westra • May 23, 2011

R. Jeffrey Karnes, M.D., addresses the controversy over PSA test use and its effectiveness in prostate cancer screening and discusses what constitutes the best screening methods and programs.

By Brent Westra • April 13, 2011

The CellSearch Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) test is a simple blood test that helps oncologists in assessing the prognosis of patients with metastatic breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer.

By Brent Westra • November 4, 2010

Autoantibody tests performed on serum and spinal fluid aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders of the brain, nerve, and muscle that are often a reflection of immune responses initiated by unsuspected cancer.

By Brent Westra • September 2, 2010

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By Brent Westra • March 16, 2010