Patients who used to undergo painful, invasive biopsies to determine if they had lung cancer now only need to have a blood test. Physicians at Roper Saint Francis are now using liquid biopsies to detect and treat lung cancers.
According to thoracic surgeon Dr. Curtis Quinn, liquid biopsies determine if there’s mutated DNA from lung cancer circulating in a patient’s bloodstream. And, based on the results of the liquid biopsy, care teams can also determine the best course of treatment.
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