Journal article

Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumour DNA in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Matthew Loft, Belinda Lee, Jeanne Tie, Peter Gibbs

Journal of Personalized Medicine | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains one of the most aggressive cancers with an ongoing dismal survival rate despite some recent advances in treatment options. This is largely due to the typically late presentation and limited effective therapeutic options in advanced disease. There are numerous circulating biomarkers that have potential clinical application as tumour markers, including circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA), circulating tumour cells (CTCs), cell-free RNA (cfRNA), exosomes and circulating tumour proteins. This review will focus on the development of ctDNA as a non-invasive liquid biopsy, with its high sensitivity and specificity having potential clinical applications in pancreatic canc..

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