Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The General Hospital Corporation d b a Massachusettes General Hospital and The Broad Institute Inc. | Date: 2016-09-22
Proteomic methods for identifying cancer related proteins and related products and kits are provided. The cancer specific proteins are extracellular matrix proteins that are associated with various aspects of cancer. Panels or signature sets of proteins useful in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancers as well as monitoring therapeutic progress in a cancer patient are provided herein along with methods for their detection and for their use in targeting imaging and/or therapeutic agents to the tumors via binding to the specified proteins. The proteins were identified using proteomics analyses of tissue samples taken from cancer patients. In certain aspects the proteins are particularly useful in colon cancer patients.