Liquid Biopsy Promotes Precision Medicine By Tracking Patient’s Cancer

In a study published in Nature Communications, Dr. Muhammed Murtaza, who holds a joint appointment at Mayo Clinic and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN), and colleagues, describe an extensive comparison between biopsy results and analysis of ctDNA in a patient with breast cancer.

In the following video, Dr. Murtaza describes how circulating tumor DNA in blood could inform physicians on best treatments for individual patients.

For more information, visit:
►Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine: http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/center-for-individualized-medicine/?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504
►TGEN: https://tgen.org/home/news/2015-media-releases/tgen-shows-liquid-biopsies-could-help-cancer-patients.aspx#.VjooyWdRGUl

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Precision Medicine: Custom Treatment From Your Genes

A child in distress, no answers, no hope, until a doctor’s hunch using a new groundbreaking approach, precision medicine, shines a light on how to save her life, illuminating hope for many others. See how your genetic makeup and lifestyle can create precision medicine.

To learn more, see our extensive special report: Path to a Breakthrough with Robin Roberts: http://wb.md/2aFICwC

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