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Synonyms for marker

some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something

a writing implement for making a mark

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Although large studies would be necessary to find significant markers for malignant SFT, we believe that the candidate prognostic marker should be checked to distinguish malignant from benign SFTs.
Almost all articles on cancer prognostic markers report statistically significant results.
IMP3 displays several features that make it an attractive prognostic marker for localized RCC.
In consistent with this finding, our patients having -13/13 deletion together with poor prognostic markers such as IGH rearrangements and P53 deletion had a shortened median OS (Figure 1).
In other cancers, particularly malignant melanoma, a prominent lymphocytic infiltration is often considered a good prognostic marker.
Clarient's specialized expertise in cancer testing and its state-of-the-art anatomic pathology clinical laboratory will provide HDC with the ability to quickly commercialize and make available to doctors and patients our new diagnostic and prognostic marker discoveries.
Reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio found that delayed return of the heart rate to normal the first minute after exercise is an important prognostic marker for assessing the risk of death from heart attack.
Second, the strong characteristics of GDF-15 as a prognostic marker for a wide range of outcomes paradoxically could turn out to be one of its weaknesses as a clinically useful marker of risk.
The authors suggest that future studies should evaluate if liver stiffness is also an independent prognostic marker in decompensated cirrhosis, which then could be used in conjunction with CTP and MELD scores in considering patients referred for liver transplantation.
8] Prostate volume as a prognostic marker of prostate cancer following RP has also had variable outcomes, and thus neither tumour nor prostate volumes are routinely used for outcome prediction.
Ki-67 expression is a prognostic marker of prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy.
It may be concluded that though the number of cases with LOH were few in this study, never the less it was a poor prognostic marker in Wilm's tumour.
Increased urinary excretion of the protein IgM in patients with type 1 diabetes was associated with an elevated risk for cardiovascular mortality and end-stage renal disease, which may represent a prognostic marker for these complications, a new study suggests.
Evidenced by a study published in the February 17, 2005 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, NT-proBNP is also valuable for risk stratification of patients with stable coronary heart disease and as a prognostic marker across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
Growth differentiation factor-15 as a prognostic marker in patients with acute myocardial infarction.