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Circulating Tumor DNA as a Liquid Biopsy: Current Clinical Applications and Future Directions

Kimberly M. Komatsubara and Adrian G. Sacher
Here we review the clinical data supporting these different plasma genotyping methodologies, and present a practical approach to the interpretation of the results of these tests.

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The FDA approved olaparib as maintenance therapy for adult patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The agent is also now approved in tablet form.

The US Senate passed legislation that would support and help accelerate the development of promising drugs for children with cancer.

Prolonged use of bortezomib after treatment with combined bortezomib plus dexamethasone did not result in any significant benefit for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma compared with bortezomib plus dexamethasone alone, but this less dose-intensive approach could be a feasible option for patients who cannot tolerate the standard regimen.

The rate of lymph node positivity in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus may be overestimated, potentially leading to the overtreatment of patients with chemoradiotherapy.

Significant racial and gender-based disparities exist in outcomes among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, with black men having the lowest survival rates, according to a new study.

In this interview we discuss a recent study that linked periodontal disease with an increased cancer risk, specifically melanoma and cancers of the lung, breast, esophagus, and gallbladder.

The FDA has approved inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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