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‘Liquid biopsy’ blood test detects genetic mutations in common form of lung cancer

Posted by Bradley Newton on April 7th, 2016 |

A simple blood test can rapidly and accurately detect mutations in two key genes in non-small cell lung tumors, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions report in a new study – demonstrating the test’s potential as a clinical tool for identifying patients who can benefit from drugs targeting those mutations.