Knowledge of the diagnostic and prognostic fac-tors is crucial for the selection of the best form of life-prolonging therapy. Studies have shown that glioma patients harboring an isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 or 2 mutation have a better prognosis compared to glioma patients with wild-type IDH1 and IDH2. DKFZ researchers have demonstrated that gliomas with increased (>3 fold compared to control) branched-chain aminotransferase 1 (BCAT1) expression do not harbor IDH1 or IDH2 mutations and thus have a poor prognosis. The present invention allows a fast and reliable diagnostic and prognostic classification of tumors based on the activity of branched-chain amino acid metabolism as reflected by the level or activity of BCAT1.
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