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Are “liquid biopsies” ready for prime-time?


Pancreatic cancer is a disease that carries a poor prognosis. Accurate tissue diagnosis is required. Tumours contain a high content of stromal tissue and therefore biopsies may be inconclusive. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been investigated as a potential “liquid ...

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The tumour trail left in blood

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from Nature by Kelly Rae Chi – Liquid biopsies can detect cancer signs from a blood sample, without the need for invasive procedures. But further work is needed before they can become reliable diagnostic tools. A lung biopsy is an ...

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