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The approach could allow doctors to more accurately and more easily identify which patients are free from cancer after radiation treatment.

The company has not released data on its method, but describes a circulating tumor DNA approach that has similarities to what other firms are pursuing.

The companies will use Natera's Signatera circulating tumor DNA assay to assess response to NEO-PV-01, a clinical trial-stage neoantigen cancer vaccine.

Investigators developed a droplet digital PCR assay targeting driver mutations and found that changes in circulating DNA were correlated with response to radiation.

The study supports the use of liquid biopsy tests to guide treatment decisions, especially in patients who can't be biopsied, or don't have enough tissue available for standard testing.

The company presented a poster at the ACG meeting this week that reported over 80 percent sensitivity in a retrospective cohort with a majority of early-stage cancers.

The company is developing a method that uses whole-genome sequencing to develop patient-specific assays for tracking tumor signals in the blood.

The company has developed a technology for isolating cancer DNA in urine along with specialized PCR assays to identify biomarkers that it believes will offer more accurate and sensitive detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

The companies announced a strategic venture to provide comprehensive biomarker profiling to empower clinical trials in the immuno-oncology space.

The company's ctDx lung cancer assay identifies a variety of different actionable mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients.

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