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Precision medicine

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

Treat or Surveil

| George Vasmatzis and John Cheville

Newly discovered genetic alterations could indicate whether treatment or active surveillance is the best option for low-risk prostate cancer patients

Diagnostics Clinical care

MDLUX2: Drawing a Fuller Picture

| Michael Schubert

Luxembourg’s new molecular diagnostics program aims to establish the value of such analyses as a part of routine cancer care

Inside the Lab Liquid biopsy

Building a Better Biopsy

| Lisa M. Wright

To harness liquid biopsy’s many advantages, it’s vital to ensure appropriate testing – and cfDNA synthetic plasma reference standards can help

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Watch This Space!

| Anant Madabhushi

The spatial arrangement of immune cells could predict whether aggressive chemotherapy is the best option for patients with early-stage lung cancer

Diagnostics Analytical science

An Analytical Pill

| Michael Schubert

An electronic gas-sensing capsule may increase diagnostic and monitoring accuracy in disorders of the digestive tract

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

The Evolution of Epigenetic Biomarkers

| Niamh Buckley, Laura Feeney, James Beirne, and Paul Mullan

Markers such as DNA methylation, analyzed by liquid biopsy, may improve on ovarian cancer testing options like gold standard CA125

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

People Power and Machine Learning

| Geoff Twist

A collaboration between industry, academia, and the clinic could lead to more efficient, more personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment

Diagnostics Analytical science

Sensing the Tiniest Change

| Menno Prins

New biomarker sensing technology can detect miniscule concentrations of molecules in the blood to assist with patient monitoring

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

Thinking Outside the (Genome) Box

| Jason Mellad

Epigenetics may combine with liquid biopsy to offer an effective way of detecting early-stage cancers and recurrences

Inside the Lab Clinical care

Biochip Breakthrough

| Luke Turner, Arjang Hassibi

With antimicrobial resistance an ever-increasing threat to modern medicine, a new breakthrough may rapidly identify drug-resistant microbe strains to ensure effective treatment

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