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Researchers are making improvements to viral-DNA detection methods and are exploring applications not just for screening but also disease monitoring.

The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.

The multi-center registry study aims to measure the clinical impact of serial testing with Signatera in patients with stage II or stage III colorectal cancer.

A Sun-Yat Sen University Cancer Center-led team found circulating tumor DNA methylation patterns could detect colorectal cancer among asymptomatic individuals.

Foundation Medicine's ctDNA assay was able to subclassify patients into higher and lower recurrence risk groups with CTCs providing an additional boost.

Clonal hematopoiesis variants appear to outnumber tumor mutations in the plasma of most cancer patients, the investigators found in their study.

The company will use its InVisionFirst-Lung test to study resistance mutations in patients treated with Pfizer's ALK inhibitor lorlatinib.

Circulating tumor DNA detection in stage III colon cancer patients after surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy coincided with a rise in recurrence risk.

The company has collected initial evidence for an algorithmic method to predict immunotherapy response, and is studying its technology in treatment monitoring.

The company said it has seen progress in efforts to get FDA approval for its tissue and liquid biopsy tests as data continues to accumulate for pan-cancer utility.

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