CELL-FREE TUMOR DNA IN CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID DECODES TUMORS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM


Year of Award:
2015
Award Type:
R21
Project Number:
CA193046
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-14-003
Technology Track:
Molecular & Cellular Analysis Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
HAYDEN, MELANIE
Other PI or Project Leader:
QUAKE, STEPHEN R
Institution:
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
We are developing an innovative, minimally invasive method to study the genetic spectrum of tumors metastatic and primary to the central nervous system (CNS). Cell free DNA (cfDNA) acts as a tumor fingerprint, allowing detection of genetic alterations tha