Cancer and Blood Biopsies

Viktor Adalsteinsson, PhD, Group Leader Blood Biopsy Team, Cancer Program, Broad Institute, asks the question: ‘We can learn so much from surgical biopsies of cancer patients, but we can’t get them, because we can’t go back in to get biopsies and see how cancers change over time, what can we do about that, is there some alternative?’ Viktor and his team are working to learn everything we can possibly want to learn, not from a surgical biopsy, but from a simple blood draw, a blood biopsy.