Predicting Treatment Outcomes in Chemotherapy

Weiss, Glen J., et al. Changes in tumor cell-free DNA copy number instability (CNI) predict therapeutic response in metastatic cancers. Cancer Research 76.14 Supplement (2016): 3138-3138.

Gains and losses of chromosomal regions – as a hallmark of cancer – have been detected in plasma as copy number aberrations (CNAs), and for several cancers a relation to tumor size has been reported.

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Prostate Cancer Blood Test

Schütz, E., et al. Chromosomal Instability in Cell-Free DNA Is a Serum Biomarker for Prostate Cancer. Clinical Chemistry 2015; 61: 239-248.

Tumor-specific cell free DNA (cfDNA) present in serum and plasma provides a real-time, easily accessible surrogate. We demonstrated variations in the number of cfDNA sequences circulating in the serum of patients with prostate cancer compared with healthy controls.

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Cohort Study in LiverTx

Schütz E. et al. Graft-Derived Cell-Free DNA – a Noninvasive Early Rejection and Graft Damage Marker in Liver Transplantation PlosMed (2017;) doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002286

Graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA), which is released into the blood stream by necrotic and apoptotic cells, is a promising noninvasive organ integrity biomarker.

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