Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third commonest cancer with nearly 1.4 million new cases identified throughout the world in 2012. There is a pressing need for a new non-invasive blood-based test to improve early detection and monitoring of CRC. MiRNAs are small non-coding RNAs involved in fundamental cell processes such as proliferation, survival and death. Studies have identified miRNAs in plasma of cancer patients in a stable form. This study aimed to evaluate whether circulating microRNAs are predictive of response to therapy.
Peer reviewed by Sunil Daga PhD MRCP and Subarna Chakravorty PhD FRCPath for BAPIO Annual Conference, London 2019
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