Interim results of two prospective trials measuring plasma total DNA and methylated genes before and after surgery, or chemotherapy, in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).


7123 Background: Measuring DNA in plasma using quantitative RT-PCR is a promising method for surveillance of NSCLC. This strategy has the potential to assess response more accurately or quickly than radiologic tests, or to confirm the success of surgical resection and select patients for adjuvant therapy. Methylated genes may be more specific than total DNA… (More)


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