Pelotonia Funds Breakthrough Cancer Detection Research
A technique called “liquid biopsy” is one of many breakthrough OSUCCC – James studies fueled by Pelotonia dollars.
A liquid biopsy allows the experts to use a blood or urine sample – rather than using a traditional needle biopsy – to look for cancer cells. By using liquid biopsy, James specialists are able to employ a less invasive, less expensive, easier means for locating and analyzing tumors.
Current research is focused on determining the best way to conduct a liquid biopsy (whether from blood or from urine), as well as how best to utilize this method in OSUCCC – James clinical trials. The goal? To determine if, within the next two to three years, liquid biopsies may actually be able to replace traditional needle biopsies in even more cancer cases.