MAY 30, 2019 6:00 AM PDT

Improved Cancer Tracking Through Precision Quantification of Circulating Nucleic Acid Biomarkers

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Abstract

Oncologists have many options when tasked with treating a patient’s cancer. Unfortunately, many cancer drugs and therapies come with potentially debilitating side effects. As such, it is essential that a doctor track a patient’s response to therapy and change course as early as possible if the therapy is not effective at eradicating cancer cells.  Precision, personalized tracking of cancer burden is also critical for monitoring patients in remission so that therapy can be restarted the moment the cancer resurfaces.  Digital PCR offers clinicians the necessary tool for absolute quantification and precision tracking of circulating DNA cancer biomarkers. COMBiNATi has developed a novel digital PCR platform consisting of a micro-molded plastic consumable and fully integrated instrument designed to address the specific needs of a routine clinical diagnostic tool.  Using a patient-specific assay we have proven the platform’s ability to precisely track a specific cancer patient’s response to therapy and ultimate transition to complete molecular remission. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. What is meant by "liquid biopsy", "precision cancer monitoring" and "personalized medicine"?  
2. What is digital PCR and how can it be used to track a patient's response to therapy or recurrence?
 


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MAY 30, 2019 6:00 AM PDT

Improved Cancer Tracking Through Precision Quantification of Circulating Nucleic Acid Biomarkers


Specialty

Immunology

Clinical Diagnostics

Cancer Diagnostics

Biomarkers

Molecular Biology

Laboratory Testing

Cancer Research

Pcr/rt-Pcr/real-Time Pcr

Dna

Genetics

Microbiology

Antibodies

Research And Development

Chemistry

Gene Sequencing

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Scientist9%

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Clinical Laboratory17%

Hospital17%

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General Laboratory8%

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Biotech Company8%


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