Liquid biopsies in early diagnosis

Grant Details

Grantee Name:
 Dr. Filip Janku
Organization:
 The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Country: USA

Project Name:
 Liquid biopsies in early diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Funding Year:
 2018
Project period: 2 years

Liquid biopsies in early diagnosis of colorectal cancer

Based on recent developments by the team, this study aims to investigate the potential of using liquid biopsies for the early detection of colorectal cancer. 

Albeit liquid biopsies have been studied for some time, the novelty in the proposed approach lies in the ability to examine DNA methylation changes in addition to mutations in cancer genes.  This combined method has the potential to advance plasma cfDNA (circulating free DNA) testing.

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