A method of using a bioactive lysophospholipid (LL) as a biomarker for detecting the presence and recurrence of ovarian cancer. Subspecies of LL, such as lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), and lysosphingolipid sphinsosine-1-phosphate (S1P), are used alone or in conjunction to increase the specificity and sensitivity of the assay.
Sutphen, Rebecca, "Lysophospholipids as biomarkers of ovarian cancer" (2011). USF Patents. 410.
University of South Florida