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Fibulin-3 as a blood and effusion biomarker for pleural mesothelioma

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This study investigated whether plasma and pleural effusion levels of fibulin-3 (an extracellular glycoprotein found to be expressed by mesothelioma cells) could be used to differentiate pleural mesothelioma from other pleural effects of asbestos exposure; benign pleural effusions, pleural effusions from other malignancy and healthy controls. Previously identified biomarkers have shown …

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