Monte Pediatric Oncologist To Develop Liquid Biopsy

The new funding will enable Dr. Weiser to enroll more patients in the clinical study with the goal of improving diagnoses, treatment and outcomes for children with osteosarcoma.
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Dr. Daniel Weiser, pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, received a $198,000 research grant from the New York Community Trust to further develop a novel new liquid biopsy test that can detect cancer in the blood of patients with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer that is difficult to treat. The liquid biopsy test, a non-invasive blood test developed by Dr. Weiser and his team, aims to identify when even a small amount of tumor is present and not yet evident through radiologic imaging.

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