LINE-1 retrotransposons are frequently active in epithelial tumors. In a new study, Taylor, Wu and colleagues now describe that one of the proteins encoded by LINE-1 elements, ORF1p, is detected in the bloodstream of patients with cancer, and can be used as a noninvasive and multicancer biomarker for diagnosis or treatment monitoring.

See related article by Taylor, Wu et al., p. 2532 (7).

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