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What Are Biomarkers and Why Do They Matter to Bladder Cancer Patients?

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In Episode 22 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Drs. Phil Abbosh and Max Kates about bladder cancer biomarkers.  Dr. Abbosh is a urologic oncologist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Kates is an assistant professor of urology and oncology with the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

Rick and Drs. Abbosh and Kates talk about what biomarkers are and how they are relevant to bladder cancer. A biomarker is a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. A biomarker may be used to see how well the body responds to a treatment for a disease or condition like bladder cancer.

Dr. Phillip Abbosh
Dr. Max Kates, podcast guest
Dr. Max Kates,

Dr. Kates disclosed his paid work with Pacific Edge and Dr. Abbosh disclosed his paid work with Natera. Merck, Janssen, the National Cancer Institute, Artara and the Department of Defense.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and guests and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.