Early Detection of Cancer

Approved FDA Cancer Biomarkers

Numbers of publications on biomarkers and FDA approval of biomarkers.

Despite the increasing rates of publications on biomarkers, the number of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved plasma-protein tests is decreasing.
Triangles and the associated trend line (green) represent the number of FDA-approved plasma-protein markers per year (data taken from Ref. [5]). Red squares and circles indicate publications under the Medline medical subject heading ‘biomarker’ and text word ‘biomarker’, respectively.

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