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Telomere and tumor
Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes, which have an essential role in protecting their integrity in the process of cellular replication. One common analogy is that they are like the plastic caps at the end of shoelaces which keep the laces from unraveling. 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the pioneering work in telomeres.
By collecting saliva or blood samples to measure the telomere lengths in white blood cells, it can not only accurately measure the "biological age" of the human body and provide a basis for aging management, but also can work as a biomarker for cancers and become a new method for cancer screening in the future (prostate cancer diagnosis has entered the FDA approval process).
Telomere length is associated with the recurrence and metastasis as well as prognosis of prostate cancer, which can be translated into the applications of clinical treatment guidance and monitoring
The unique advantages of Five Elements
Among all the aging theories, telomere is the best available way to measure the aging of body with features of uniqueness, specificity and simplicity.
Five Elements will partner with Life Length to introduce the cutting-edge Telomere Analysis Technology to measure the biological age accurately, and detect the risk of having prostate cancer in early stage (prostate cancer diagnosis has entered the FDA approval process).