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Study uncovers new avenue for melanoma diagnosis and therapies

February 10, 2020

A new way to spot melanoma cells circulating in the blood has the potential to significantly improve the monitoring of cancer patients and guide future treatment.

Edith Cowan University’s Melanoma Research Group, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and clinicians at Western Australian hospitals, has pioneered a new technique to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that could provide a new avenue for cancer diagnosis and therapies.

This work builds on the continued success of the Melanoma Research Group, who developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages.

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