An effective biomarker has proven to be quite a challenge. I interviewed Lao Saal in a previous post on the matter of serial monitoring. For many years, scientists have been on a quest to identify a non-invasive cancer biomarker – a biological molecule found in the blood that indicates the presence of disease.The hope was that […]
Circulating tumor cells
Serial monitoring of circulating tumor DNA in patients with primary breast cancer for detection of occult metastatic disease Lao Saal, M.D, Ph.D., Head of the Translational Oncogenomics Unit The potential for cell free DNA to be used as biomarkers for prognostic, predictive and diagnostic means are great and a fantastic recent publication by Saal […]
What are Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)? I often get asked what are CTCs (also known as Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA)), JAMA recently published a great article that explains it very nicely. Enjoy!