This biomarker is also known as:
- Cancer/testis antigen 1.6,
- melanoma antigen family A, 6,
- MAGE-6 antigen,
- melanoma-associated antigen 6,
- MAGE3B antigen,
- cancer/testis antigen family 1, member 6,
- cancer/testis antigen 1.6,
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The members of the MAGEA protein family display 50-80% sequence identity among their members. MAGEA proteins are thought to play a role in tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
No additional breast data available.
MAGEA6 was one of numerous potential early detection biomarkers specific to triple-negative breast cancer in multiple pathways identified.
This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review.
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Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.
The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.
The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.
The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.