Noninvasive approaches, commonly termed liquid biopsies, for obtaining genomic biomarker data have rapidly advanced to provide a less-invasive potential alternative for determining the right therapy for each patient based on their tumor, and identifying and monitoring patients in clinical trials.
TORONTO (PRWEB) October 20, 2020
The oncology therapeutic pipeline has grown substantially over the last decade, with thousands of drug candidates currently in development. A majority of these drug candidates specifically target driver alterations associated with solid tumors. Therefore, accurate biomarker testing is a key component of elucidating the genetic signature of the disease, potential resistance mechanisms, and for identifying the patient population with the greatest potential to elicit more efficacious responses. The conventional approach to obtaining patient samples to study these biomarkers is an invasive tissue biopsy. Recently, noninvasive approaches, commonly termed liquid biopsies, for obtaining genomic biomarker data have rapidly advanced to provide a less-invasive potential alternative for determining the right therapy for each patient based on their tumor, and identifying and monitoring patients in clinical trials.
In this webinar, featured speakers will highlight the role of biomarker identification and testing, the history and advancements in the field of liquid biopsies, and discuss how liquid biopsy testing is currently being applied in a diagnostic setting for patients with tumor types such as non-small cell lung cancer.
Join Steven Anderson, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Covance Drug Development and Taylor Jensen, PhD, Director, Research and Development LabCorp in a live webinar on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10am EST (3pm GMT/UK).
For more information or to register for this event, visit Liquid Biopsies: Implementation in Clinical Trials Through The Development of Clinical Utility.
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