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Finding the Fragments: ctDNA in lung cancer

A 1 hour education and engagement event to promote awareness and uptake of ctDNA testing across the East of England.

  • Monday 9 October 2023, 4pm - 5pm
  • Cancer Research UK, Cambridge & MS Teams (Hybrid)
  • Aimed at clinicians - respiratory / oncology doctors, specialist nurses, MDT / Pathway co-ordinators etc.

Our Circulating Tumour DNA (ctDNA) project aims to provide evidence, including the health economics, for the expansion of ctDNA testing in the NHS to support early diagnosis of cancer, diagnosis of cancer for patients who currently cannot have a tumour biopsy or do not yet have a confirmed diagnosis​.

Cancerous cells and tumours leak DNA into the bloodstream as the tumour grows. It is possible to look for these fragments of DNA as a way to determine if a tumour is present and so confirm a diagnosis. This form of testing could lead to much earlier diagnosis of cancer leading to faster and more effective treatment. This could save the lives of patients living with cancer.

Visit the event page to see the agenda, list of speakers and register your free place.

Finding the Fragments - ctDNA in lung cancer event, 9 October 23