Posted: 2021-11-13 20:00:00
Two decades of "promising results" in liquid biopsy have led to both continuing disappointment and hope that the new era of minimally invasive, personalized analysis can be applied for better diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring, and therapy of cancer. Here, we briefly highlight the promises, developments, and challenges related to liquid biopsy of brain tumors, including circulating tumor cells, cell-free nucleic acids, extracellular vesicles, and miRNA; we further discuss the urgent need to establish suitable biomarkers and the right standards to improve modern clinical management of brain tumor patients with the use of liquid biopsy. Keywords: biomarker; brain tumor; circulating tumor (ct)DNA; circulating tumor cell—CTC; extracellular vesicle; glioblastoma; glioma; liquid biopsy; medulloblastoma; microRNA—miR.
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