Liquid biopsy

The use of liquid biopsy samples in place of preserved solid tumors sections has been the focus of significant clinical study in recent years.

The liquid biopsy approach, which uses blood and other bodily fluids that are more easily obtained, has the benefit of being non-invasive and less expensive than the traditional biopsy approach where samples are removed from the patient surgically or by needle aspiration.

The objective of the new technique is to enable clinicians to determine a patient’s cancer status with a simple blood or fluids draw and to then quickly implement a treatment plan. The approach is poised to move rapidly into routine clinical practice.

With the grasp of a real-time assessment of tumor status using liquid biopsy method, it empowers physicians to monitor treatment selections and responses, hence, optimizing the chance of having a successful outcome.