A new blood test for mesothelioma called Mesomark™ is now available to patients in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.
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What’s the problem?
Mesomark™ is an easily performed blood test that uses an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to measure the amount of soluble mesothelin-related peptides (SMRP) in human serum. SMRP is a biomarker that is produced by mesothelioma cells, and this biomarker may be elevated in the serum of patients who have mesothelioma. The detection of the biomarker through a blood test can help attain an early diagnosis, resulting in more treatment options and a better prognosis for patients.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Mesomark™ assay to help monitor response to treatment in malignant mesothelioma patients. “The Mesomark™ test signifies the beginning of a new era in monitoring mesothelioma malignancies,” said Dr. W. Jeffrey Allard, vice president and chief scientific officer of Fujirebio Diagnostics. “As the first in-vitro test for patients with this aggressive disease, it will enable doctors to more accurately detect recurrence and monitor treatment of patients.”
In addition to detecting the presence of mesothelioma in yet-to-be-diagnosed patients, the Mesomark™ blood test may also be used to monitor the success of treatments in patients who have already been diagnosed with the disease. These tests will also help determine the next course of treatment. For more information on the Mesomark™ test, consult your oncologist, who can also help you find out where the assay is available and if you are a candidate for the test.
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