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Liquid biopsies—a non-invasive look at treatment response

05:10 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

A new study, to be presented at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, shows that so-called "liquid biopsies", blood tests that detect circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA), may not only sound an early alert that a treatment's effect is diminishing, but may also help explain why -sometimes offering clues about what to do next.

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