Improving Cancer Screening Efficiency: Advances in Blood-Based Multi-Cancer Early Detection
Science & Innovation Webinar
Webinar Recorded on June 24, 2021
Sponsored by Grail
"Cancer remains one of humanity's most intractable diseases, and is expected to surpass heart disease as the leading annual cause of American fatalities by 2030." Utilization of guideline-recommended cancer screening paradigms allows for timely initiation of therapy and superior clinical outcomes for many patients. However, only four screening methodologies are guideline-recommended, and patient adherence to regular screening is suboptimal. Cancers responsible for 71% of cancer deaths have no recommended screening methodologies.
Technical advances in next-generation sequencing and machine learning algorithms have transformed our ability to detect cancer-derived cell-free DNA in the blood. Utilization of minimally-invasive blood-based assays that can detect and localize multiple cancers have the potential to dramatically improve the efficiency of cancer detection. This activity provided an overview of trial data related to the development of a blood-based multi-cancer early detection test.
Speaker: Brenda Wood, PharmD
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