Liquid Biopsy Testing Detects Recurrence in High-Risk NSCLC

Ariela Katz
Published: Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Chimbu Chinniah

Chimbu Chinniah

The results of a recent prospective study demonstrate that circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can reveal disease recurrence an average of 6 months prior to conventional imaging in patients with locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), findings that may help support the use of liquid biopsies to monitor high- risk patients in conjunction with screening.1

 

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“High levels of telomerase are found in almost all cancer cells, but almost no normal cells, with the exception of rare stem cells. Consequently, it’s a specific marker of live cancer cells,” Chinniah explained during a press briefing at the symposium, which the American Society for Radiation Oncology sponsored March 16 to 18 in San Francisco.
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