Predicting Cancer Relapse: Study Finds High-Throughput Sequencing Bests Flow Cytometry, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study  
5/17/2012 7:53:55 AM

A study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that a next-generation, high-speed DNA-decoding technology called high-throughput sequencing can detect the earliest signs of potential relapse in nearly twice the number of leukemia patients as compared to flow cytometry, the current gold standard for detecting minimal residual disease. The results of the study, led by Hutchinson Center computational biologist Harlan Robins, Ph.D., are reported in the May 16 issue of Science Translational Medicine.