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The team also tested for the presence of ALT in cancer cells.

The team also tested for the presence of ALT in cancer cells. Overall, 14 of the primary tumors expressed TERT mRNA. Expressed by those , eight tumor samples expressed only TERT and TERT and six activated ALT. Beyond a total of 30 express express TERT mRNA. For three yearsles, 29 were activated ALT and ALT not are.

The researchers also investigated the rate of PFS among 31 patients whose cancer has not already by the time they were were with widespread osteosarcoma. Among those whose tumor cells contained TERT of which rate of PFS was 33 %, while among those whose tumor cells lacked TERT, the rate of PFS was 72 %.