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What is Liquid Biopsy?

Liquid biopsies are non-invasive blood tests that detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and fragments of tumor DNA that are shed into the...

The Eye Popping Cost of Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy has taken the medical community by storm. With advances coming almost daily, new studies are giving researchers, doctors...

Maria's Story

I did not meet Maria, only having spoken with her. However, I do not meet many of my patients. I am a pathologist. When I do, it is a...

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on improving diagnoses in health care. This is an important source of error...

Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both women and men, accounting for 13%...

Finding Breast Cancer Early Saves Lives

In a landmark study, Dutch researchers have found that detecting breast cancer at an early stage saves lives, even in this era of...