Development of blood tests for early lung cancer

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Published: 2 Jun 2018
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Dr Geoffrey Oxnard - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA

Dr Oxnard speaks with ecancer at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about the prospects of a simple blood test for cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to detect lung cancers.

He discusses how 3 assays for targeted sequencing, whole-genome sequencing and whole-genome bisulfites sequencing can detect the circulating biomarkers of lung cancer, and considers how these could eventually be incorporated into screening and care.

For more on these results, watch his presentation of the results at the conference, and read our news coverage here.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.