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Lesson Format Storybook
Key Topics
- Biomarker
- Cancer Diagnosis
- Young Adult
Level beginner
Completion Time 5 minutes
- Screen-reader compatible
Lesson description

Learn about how biomarkers help doctors and other members of the care team make their diagnosis.

In this lesson, you will learn about molecular biomarkers and how they can be used in cancer detection and diagnosis. This story follows Wayne, a young adult whose plans for an upcoming camping trip change unexpectedly after some routine tests at the hospital.

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, the reader will be able to:

  • Explain what biomarkers are;
  • List 2 ways that biomarkers can be detected;
  • Explain why biomarkers are important in cancer diagnosis.
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  • Written by Karen Haas, OMPRN Patient Partner
  • Edited by Kyster Nanan, OMPRN Project Manager and Education Lead
  • Illustrated by Caitlyn Skelton, Designs that Cell
Version history
Published November 01, 2023