This webinar will review how liquid biopsy can be considered as an alternative and non-invasive method to tissue biopsy for cancer molecular characterization.
Liquid biopsy enables the study of tumor-specific circulating components, including circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA) and RNA (ctRNA). The approach brings both great potential and new challenges to precision medicine.
This webinar will highlight two key aspects of successful implementation of liquid biopsy in the laboratory: proficiency testing and interlaboratory comparison. Additionally, our speaker, Dr. Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu of University of Navarra, will discuss specifics of the liquid biopsy methodology, including properties of cell-free nucleic acids and considerations for next-generation sequencing technology.
Attendees of this webinar will learn: