NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pathway Genomics on Thursday launched the first liquid biopsy test, called CancerIntercept Detect, aimed at the early discovery of malignancies in asymptomatic people with an elevated risk of developing cancer.

Though leaders in the liquid biopsy research field have said they are still waiting for the first demonstration of a technology's ability to detect cancer in undiagnosed patients with the appropriate clinical sensitivity and without a high rate of false positives, Pathway believes its platform has the ability to meet the appropriate threshold.

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