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Tumor DNA fragments help predict ovarian cancer outcomes

Tumor DNA fragments help predict ovarian cancer outcomes

A recent study investigated the levels of specific DNA fragments in the blood of ovarian cancer patients. The findings could eventually lead to a blood test that can make accurate predictions about tumor size and disease progression. Detecting DNA fragments from tumors could provide a useful tool in the treatment of cancer. Ovarian cancer affects […]

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Levels of DNA in blood test correlated with ovarian cancer outcomes

Levels of DNA in blood test correlated with ovarian cancer outcomes

Levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) detected in a blood test are correlated with the size of ovarian cancers and can predict a patient’s response to treatment or time to disease progression, according to a retrospective study of cancer patients’ blood samples published in PLOS Medicine by Nitzan Rosenfeld and James Brenton of Cancer Research […]