Signature Diagnostics Offers Plasma-based Targeted NGS Test for Monitoring Colorectal Cancer | GenomeWeb

German cancer diagnostics firm Signature Diagnostics has developed a plasma-based ultradeep sequencing test to monitor colorectal cancer patients and detect metastasis early.

The test, called Onco-Detect, analyzes mutations in 10 cancer genes, using circulating free DNA from plasma, in colorectal cancer patients with stage 3 or stage 4 disease.

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