Soluble Axl Receptor Tyrosine Kinase In The Diagnosis Of Cancer

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The present invention relates to a method for assessing whether a patient suffers from cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma, or is prone to suffering from cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma, wherein said method comprises determining the amount of soluble AXL in a sample from the patient. The patient is assessed to suffer from cancer or to be prone to suffering from cancer when the amount of soluble AXL is increased in comparison to a control. The present invention relates to the use of soluble AXL for assessing whether a patient suffers from cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma, or is prone to suffering from cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. Also a kit for use in the methods of the present invention is provided.


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