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Analyzing Spinal Fluid Could Guide Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

January 23, 2019

Cerebrospinal fluid flows in and around the brain and spinal cord and protects them. Brain tumors shed cancer DNA into this fluid, which can be extracted through a spinal tap and analyzed for mutations.

New Liquid Biopsy Test Detects Brain Cancer, But It Doesn’t Use Blood

January 23, 2019

Scientists in New York have used a liquid biopsy to detect DNA from brain tumors in spinal fluid samples.