Eight million people worldwide die each year from cancer. Early diagnosis and better care monitoring can make a difference. On the frontier is fast sequencing DNA machines and liquid biopsies. Rather than cut tissue out (biopsy) to make a diagnosis of cancer, researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are finding certain cancers (lung, colon and blood cancer) by a blood test.
Exciting to hear Dr. Jose Baselga, “This could change forever the way we follow up not only response to treatments but also the emergence of resistance, and down the line could even be used for really early diagnosis.”
Further needed studies are now being done across the country.