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Traditionally, patients’ tumors are detected and monitored pre, during and post treatment by x-rays, CT scans and MRIs, however these tests cannot detect cancer that is circulating in the blood and as a result may not be seen or treated effectively

Monte Pediatric Oncologist To Develop Liquid Biopsy

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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.

Posted 10:49 am, December 28, 2018
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