Journal article

Towards Routine Implementation of Liquid Biopsies in Cancer Management: It Is Always Too Early, until Suddenly It Is Too Late

Maarten J IJzerman, Jasper de Boer, Arun Azad, Koen Degeling, Joel Geoghegan, Chelsee Hewitt, Frederic Hollande, Belinda Lee, Yat Ho To, Richard W Tothill, Gavin Wright, Jeanne Tie, Sarah-Jane Dawson

DIAGNOSTICS | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Blood-based liquid biopsies are considered a new and promising diagnostic and monitoring tool for cancer. As liquid biopsies only require a blood draw, they are non-invasive, potentially more rapid and assumed to be a less costly alternative to genomic analysis of tissue biopsies. A multi-disciplinary workshop (n = 98 registrations) was organized to discuss routine implementation of liquid biopsies in cancer management. Real-time polls were used to engage with experts' about the current evidence of clinical utility and the barriers to implementation of liquid biopsies. Clinical, laboratory and health economics presentations were given to illustrate the opportunities and current levels of evi..

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