I attended a lecture by Dr. Daniel Chan, a coauthor of the first paper (1) on EPCA-2. The title of Dr. Chan’s lecture was “Translation of Proteomics Biomarkers into Clinical Practice for Ovarian and Prostate Cancer.” Guess what – not a peep about EPCA-2 during this talk. I spoke to Dr. Chan before the talk. It seems as if Dr. Chan is distancing himself from Getzenberg. I didn’t ask Dr. Chan any hard questions (such as is all this totally bogus) and the only thing that Dr. Chan offered was that there were likely problems with the EPCA-2 assay. But this is not news as it was already reported by Dr. Diamandis. So not much to report.
- Leman ES, Cannon GW, Trock BJ, Sokoll LJ, Chan DW, Mangold L, Partin AW, Getzenberg RH. EPCA-2: a highly specific serum marker for prostate cancer. Urology 2007;69:714-20.