A consensus on liquid biopsy from the 2016 Chinese Lung Cancer Summit expert panel.

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A consensus on liquid biopsy from the 2016 Chinese Lung Cancer Summit expert panel.

ESMO Open. 2017;2(Suppl 1):e000174

Authors: Wu YL, Wang CL, Sun Y, Liao ML, Guan ZZ, Yang ZM, Zhou QH, Lu S, Cheng Y, Liu XQ, Zhang XC, Zhou C, Wang J, Zhou Q, Song Y, Han BH, Ma ZY, Yang F, Wang Q, Chuai SK, Shao Y, He W, Zhu G, Xiong L, Wang JJ, Chen KN, Zhang L, Mao WM, Ma SL, Feng JF, Yang XN, Xu L, Chen G, Zhao J, Song QB, Shen-Tu Y, Qiao GB, Yu D, Yu SY, Hu Y, Chen M, Chen GY, Fan Y, Zhang HL, Liang J, Zhu GY, Cui JW, Yang JJ, Zhao Q, Zhao MF, Lu Y, Chang JH, Li JL, Yang Y, Hu J, Gu CD, Zhang YC, Zhong WZ

Abstract
The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer have evolved into the era of precision medicine. Liquid biopsy, a minimally invasive approach, has emerged as a promising practice in genetic profiling and monitoring of lung cancer. Translating liquid biopsy from bench to bedside has encountered various challenges, including technique selection, protocol standardisation, data analysis and cost management. Regarding these challenges, the 2016 Chinese Lung Cancer Summit expert panel organised a trilateral forum involving oncologists, clinicians, clinical researchers, and industrial expertise on the 13th Chinese Lung Cancer Summit to formally discuss these controversies. Six consensuses were reached to guide the use of liquid biopsy and perform precision medicine in both clinic and research.

PMID: 28848676 [PubMed]

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