One of the reasons I enjoy writing for HP’s Tektonika magazine is that they often give me interesting, rich, thought-provoking assignments. This is one of them: a piece on how we may soon be using liquid biopsies to detect and treat cancer. Through gene sequencing, doctors can identify bits of DNA that cancer cells have shed into the bloodstream and thus spot cancer well before it becomes a tumor or more threatening to a patient. Perhaps one day, such a biopsy could be included as part of our standard yearly checkup.
If you’re curious to learn more, you can read my article on liquid biopsies here or access it via the Portfolio section of this site.