Precision Diagnostics | Special Reports

DNA in Urine Shows Promise as a Liquid Biopsy for Cancers and Rare Diseases

June 18, 2014

Clinical Articles

Urinary cell-free DNA analysis had near-100% accuracy for detecting BRAF mutations associated with histiocytic disease, according to a small clinical study reported at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.

The Importance of Urine Tests for Mutation Detection

June 17, 2014

Clinical Articles

Filip Janku, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the importance of having a urine test to detect for cancer mutations.

Tumor Mutational Analysis Using Urinary Cell-Free DNA

June 17, 2014

Clinical Articles

Mutational analysis is emerging as a powerful tool in oncology; from the identification and validation of a tumor-specific genetic lesion, to the development of therapeutic agents, to the subsequent, longitudinal assessment of acquired mutations.