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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



molecular marker  listen  (muh-LEH-kyoo-ler MAR-ker)

  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 molecular marker may be used to see how well the body responds to a treatment for a disease or condition. Also called biomarker and signature molecule.