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KS and oncomarkers
Sep 8, 2007

Dear Dr.Holodniy,

I would like to know if there are special proteins so called oncomarkers present in blood in case of KS.

These many types of proteins are indicative for various tumors.

Thank you very much for your answer and your endless work in this very helpful forum.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I am not sure about protein markers, but HHV-8, a herpes virus associated with KS, can be found in the mononuclear blood cells of most people with KS lesions. Reduction or disappearance of HHV-8 DNA from these cells correlates with response to KS treatment and reduction or disappearance of lesions.



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