Biomarker Research Program

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The Biomarker Research Program supports multidisciplinary research to address clinical challenges in cancer, immunotherapy, neurology, cardiology and unexplored areas. The scientific vision of the program employs cutting edge molecular biology tools, platforms, and technologies to interrogate human disease through biomarker discovery, validation, and translational applications.

The vision is accomplished through:

  • Discovery of new biomarkers
  • Validation using preclinical models
  • Implementation and application of research findings in clinical trials
  • Establishment of successful therapeutics
Program Director
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Dario Marchetti, PhD
Professor of Biomarkers Research, Institute for Academic Medicine
Director, Biomarker Research Program
Cancer Center
Houston Methodist

BLOOD TEST MAY IDENTIFY CANCER PATIENTS AT RISK FOR BRAIN METASTASIS
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Houston Methodist researchers led by Dario Marchetti, PhD, have developed a blood test that can identify circulating tumor cells to predict breast cancer patients at risk for developing brain metastasis. Learn more.

Contact Information

Biomarker Research Program 
Houston Methodist Research Institute 
6670 Bertner Ave. 
Houston, TX 77030 
Phone: 713.363.9783
Fax: 713.363.7717