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Lung Cancer Studies Yield Insight Into Tumor Evolution, Support Liquid Biopsy Potential - GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two new studies resulting from the ongoing Tracking Cancer Evolution through Therapy (TRACERx) trial in the UK illustrate important features of the heterogeneity and clonal evolution of non-small cell lung cancer and begin to ...and more »

Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer - Cancer Research UK (blog)

Being able to predict accurately whether a patient's cancer would come back after treatment would help doctors stay one step ahead of the disease. Those predictions could indicate what treatment a patient should be offered, or perhaps suggest when it's ...and more »

Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return - Cancer Research UK

Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumours increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing. These are the first findings from the Cancer ...and more »

DNA-based test can spot cancer recurrence a year before conventional scans - The Guardian

Eileen Rapley, who joined the trial after being diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago. She hopes the new test might lead to the kinds of improvements that screening techniques like mammograms have brought about for breast cancer. Photograph: Graeme ...and more »

'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early - BBC News

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an "exciting" discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It should allow ...and more »

New blood test can spot lung cancer relapses up to a year before scans -

Scientists have developed a blood test which spots the relapse of lung cancer in patients, up to a year before the disease can be detected by CT scans and X-rays. The groundbreaking TRACERx study, funded by Cancer Research UK, identified the cause of ...and more »

Unstable Chromosomes can Predict Lung Cancer Comebacks Much Faster - (blog)

Researchers have found that monitoring unstable chromosomes can be used to detect relapse in patients with lung cancer long before current standard tests. Scientists participating in the TRACERx lung cancer study have analyzed tumors from 100 patients ...and more »

Smart blood test can show whether lung cancer will return 1 YEAR before it appears on medical scans - Daily Mail

A smart blood test developed by scientists can show whether lung cancer will return a year before it appears on scans, according to new studies. A sample of blood is all it takes to show whether tumours are likely to return after surgery - allowing ...and more »

Liquid-biopsies success highlights power of combining basic and clinical research -

Using free-floating DNA to detect lung cancer brings benefits to researchers and patients alike. 26 April 2017. Article tools. PDF · Rights & Permissions. Jacqueline Larma/AP/REX/Shutterstock. A new study shows the promise of 'liquid biopsies' to help ...and more »

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment - CBS News

BOSTON -- Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors ...and more »