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February 18, 2020 By Melissa Soria

New liquid biopsy test unveiled for mesothelioma

Cellular Analytics, a biotechnology company in Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a novel liquid biopsy test for mesothelioma that could lead to more effective management of this rare cancer.

The test has the potential to produce a much-earlier diagnosis of disease and the ability to personalize treatment and better predict a patient’s response to specific therapies.

Diagnosis today requires several steps, including a CT scan and an invasive biopsy. Mesothelioma typically is not diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage when treatment options are limited and survival times are short.