American scientists presented their findings on liquid biopsy at the conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists in Chicago. Experts in the United Kingdom expressed their optimism about the method and hoped to make it a universal cancer-detecting tool.
Medicine June 1, 2018
Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.
Medicine August 18, 2017
For some patients, traditional biopsies that involve tissue samples are not feasible. Blood-based liquid biopsies show promise as a reliable alternative.
Medicine June 6, 2016
A prospective study showed that liquid biopsy is an effective and accurate clinical tool to identify presence of genetic mutations in patients with lung cancer. Researchers hope that the procedure would replace traditional invasive tests for NSCLC detection.
Life April 9, 2016
San Diego-based DNA sequencing company Illumina plans to build startup Grail to offer liquid biopsy to the market. This cancer blood test is promoted by CEO Jay Flatley as the "turning point" in the war on cancer.
Life January 11, 2016
Scientists at Pathway Genomics have developed an affordable and non-invasive liquid biopsy that is capable of identifying cancer-associated mutations in the blood of healthy individuals.
Life September 10, 2015
A easier way to screen for cancer? Liquid biopsies have the potential to simplify cancer screening, allowing doctors to fine-tune treatment to improve how the disease is addressed.
Life May 12, 2015