Research Overview

The release of nucleic acids from tumors into the bloodstream has been well documented in patients with various types of cancer.  Recent technological advances are making it possible to analyze these circulating DNA and RNA fragments in ways that are proving to be clinically informative.  To better understand the biological features and limitations of circulating nucleic acids, further improvements in assay methods are still needed.  Our research efforts are focused on developing more robust analytical methods and on establishing the clinical utility of these methods.