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Screening and monitoring

Inside the Lab Liquid biopsy

Liquid Biopsy Insights into Cancer

| Sponsored by Illumina

Liquid biopsy is minimally invasive and easily accessible – but what information can a new multiplexed assay provide from circulating tumor DNA?

Diagnostics Clinical care

A Step Forward for CRC Screening

| Michael Schubert

To improve cancer screening compliance, patients may benefit from sensitive, specific, noninvasive blood tests

Subspecialties Cytology

A Better Future for Bladder Cancer

| John Cucci

A new immunocytochemistry stain offers a sensitive, noninvasive, and cost-effective diagnostic tool for patients at risk of bladder cancer

Diagnostics Omics

A Microbial Map to Cancer

| Michael Schubert

A new study uses machine learning to perform meta-analysis of eight metagenomic studies linking gut microbial signatures with colorectal cancer.

Diagnostics Hematology

A SMArter Way to Diagnose Diabetes

| Michael Schubert

A new technique that spots damaged blood vessels by detecting proteins in the bloodstream could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of diabetes

Diagnostics Clinical care

Delivering Better Care

| Michael Schubert

A blood test for placental growth factor can speed pre-eclampsia diagnosis by up to two days, reducing the likelihood of adverse events.

Diagnostics Hematology

Casting a Broader Net

| Luke Turner

Pancreatic cancer is associated with poor patient outcomes; could a new blood test improve screening accuracy for those at risk?

Diagnostics Analytical science

Unraveling the D-Amino Acid Mystery

| Luke Turner

D-serine has shown potential as a biomarker for the prediction of kidney function and the detection of chronic kidney disease

Subspecialties Genetics and epigenetics

Putting a Bug in Your Ear

| Michael Schubert

Variants in the FUT2 gene may increase susceptibility to otitis media by altering the microbiome of the middle ear

Diagnostics Liquid biopsy

A Diagnostic to Drool Over?

| Luke Turner

The use of saliva as a diagnostic fluid seems an attractive option – especially now that research reveals circulating tumor DNA in the fluid


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