Blood test to determine the optimal cancer therapy

Molecular tumor profiling: blood test to determine the optimal cancer therapy

Interview with Dr. Martin Zoche, Scientific Head of Department, Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich


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Some of the genomic alterations in tumor DNA have also been detectable in blood for several years.

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One advantage of tumor DNA from liquid biopsy is that mutations from different metastases can be identified simultaneously.

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