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New liquid biopsy techniques at the bleeding edge of cancer

(Medical Xpress)—There's many buzzwords being thrown around in medicine these days. In cancer treatment, blanket terms like "precision medicine" and "immunotherapy" hint at the promise of a rapidly changing technology base, but at the same time, can invariably leave both patients and caregivers alike a bit foggy on a precise meaning of the terms. An emerging diagnostic technique of similar broad scope that is having a clear impact right now in cancer is the "liquid biopsy".........Read more