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SELECTBIO Conferences Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2017

Minetta Liu's Biography

Minetta Liu, Associate Professor and Chair, Oncology Research, Mayo Clinic

Minetta C. Liu, MD, is a medical oncologist and translational researcher in the Department of Oncology and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Her clinical practice focuses on providing care to patients with breast cancer. Her laboratory interests focus on the development and implementation of blood based biomarkers for all solid tumors. She leads several studies with clinical and correlative endpoints focused on the efficient development of reliable predictors of treatment outcomes.

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Liquid Biopsies in the Management of Solid Tumors

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 at 12:00

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Identification of tumor specific molecular alterations increasingly plays a part in drug selection and prognosis in cancer. The advent of technologies that allow for the detection of specific mutations in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell free DNA (cfDNA) isolated from the peripheral blood has increased interest in the “liquid biopsy”. These assays offer a less invasive, potentially more cost effective tool to assess prognosis and response to treatment, and they may facilitate the early diagnosis of recurrence or primary malignancy itself. The challenges of validating these molecular biomarkers and the need to provide solutions to promote rapid translation into clinical practice will be discussed.

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