Blood test detects childhood tumors

Blood test detects childhood tumors based on their epigenetic profiles


Image: graphic of how tumor epigenetics are extracted from blood; Copyright: Tatjana Hirschmugl

The use of liquid biopsy for childhood cancers has so far been hampered by the fact that many childhood tumors have few genetic alterations that are detectable in DNA isolated from blood plasma.

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Image: blood test tubes; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf

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