Australian researchers have discovered biomarkers in seminal fluid that indicated the presence of prostate cancer. Biomarkers are specific molecules found in blood and other body fluids. They indicate normal or abnormal conditions. However, a prostate cancer biomarker detects prostate cancer.
The small study conducted by the University of Adelaide found that men with certain molecules called microRNAs had prostate cancer, and that men who had one specific type of microRNA called miR-200b were likely to have aggressive cancer.
Results were published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer.