Publication / Source: Bioanalysis 8(5)
Authors: Stepczynska A, Schanstra JP, Mischak H
The recent advancements in clinical proteomics enabled identification of biomarker panels for a large range of diseases. A number of CE-MS-identified biomarker panels were verified and implemented in clinical studies. Despite multiple challenges, accumulating evidence supports the value and the need for proteome-based biomarker panels. In this perspective, we provide an overview of clinical studies indicating the added value of CE-MS biomarker panels over traditional diagnostics and monitoring methods. We outline apparent advantages of applying novel proteomic biomarker panels for disease diagnosis, prognosis, staging, drug development and patient management. Facing the plethora of benefits associated with the use of CE-MS biomarker panels, we envision their implementation into the medical practice in the near future.