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    Biosensor could personalize cancer care

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    Liquid biopsies have the potential to revolutionize cancer care for patients. Our team at the University of Iowa — which includes me, pharmaceutical sciences professor Aliasger Salem, and Dr. Pashtoon Kasi of the Department of Internal Medicine — is developing a silicon nanowire (SiNW) biosensor point-of-care platform to overcome the current limitations of detecting protein and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) biomarkers in liquid biopsies. While some factors are disease-specific (for example, shedding of DNA by tumor type), others are treatment related. Timing of the assay can drastically affect the agreement within these assays because the shedding of DNA goes down markedly once a person starts — and responds to —…

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    Dec, 09 2019 |

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