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Precision Prevention and Cancer Interception: The New Challenges of Liquid Biopsy

Autores: Serrano, M. J. (Autor de correspondencia); Garrido-Navas, M. C.; Mochon, J. J. D.; Cristofanilli, M. ; Gil Bazo, Ignacio; Pauwels, P.; Malapelle, U. ; Russo, A. ; Lorente, J. A. ; Ruiz-Rodriguez, A. J.; Paz-Ares, L. G.; Vilar, E. ; Raez, L. E. ; Cardona, A. F.; Rolfo, C. (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: CANCER DISCOVERY
ISSN: 2159-8274
Volumen: 10
Número: 11
Páginas: 1635 - 1644
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Despite major therapeutic progress, most advanced solid tumors are still incurable. Cancer interception is the active way to combat cancer onset, and development of this approach within high-risk populations seems a logical first step. Until now, strategies for the identification of high-risk subjects have been based on low-sensitivity and low-specificity assays. However, new liquid biopsy assays, "the Rosetta Stone of the new biomedicine ere with the ability to identify circulating biomarkers with unprecedented sensitivity, promise to revolutionize cancer management. This review focuses on novel liquid biopsy approaches and the applications to cancer interception. Cancer interception involves the identification of biomarkers associated with developing cancer, and includes genetic and epigenetic alterations, as well as circulating tumor cells and circulating epithelial cells in individuals at risk, and the implementation of therapeutic strategies to prevent the beginning of cancer and to stop its development. Large prospective studies are needed to confirm the potential role of liquid biopsy for early detection of precancer lesions and tumors.