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Liquid biopsies personalize early-stage colon cancer treatment

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/liquid-biopsy-for-early-colon-cancer
Full article: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2200075?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed

Liquid biopsies look for DNA or other products from cancer cells in the blood or other body fluids. These tests may be used to help find cancer recurrence early, monitor response to treatment or guide treatment selection for people diagnosed with cancer. This study looked at a type of liquid biopsy called “circulating tumor” (ctDNA) to identify people with early-stage colon cancer who can safely skip chemotherapy after surgery.  (Posted 11/22/22)

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