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Targeted Liquid Biopsy Could Be Potential Early Screening Tool for Endometrial Cancer

Caroline Seymour
Published: Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019

Giampero (John) A. Martignetti, MD, PhD

Giampero (John) A. Martignetti, MD, PhD
A targeted liquid biopsy may have the potential to serve as an early diagnostic tool for endometrial cancer, according to a case study published in The Cold Spring Harbor Journal of Molecular Case Studies.1

The study identified tumor-specific mutations in a patient with no clinical or pathologic indication of cancer approximately 1 year prior to her diagnosis, suggesting that analysis of a patient’s uterine lavage fluid can be used to screen for cancer-specific mutations prior to diagnosis.

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