Urine could be a convenient source of biomarkers for different diseases and clinical applications, mostly for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, treatment monitoring, and prenatal diagnosis. The ultra-noninvasive sampling and the possibility to analyze large volume are the main undisputed advantages of urine-based protocols. Recent and comprehensive studies showed that urinary cell-free DNA (ucfDNA) is informative to identify the genomic signature of patients, resulting in a huge tool to track the tumor evolution and for personalized medicine in urological and non-urological cancer.In this chapter, we reported the main published evidences on ucfDNA, with the aim at discussing its promising and translatable role in clinical practices.

Urinary Cell-Free DNA: Potential and Applications

Salvi, Samanta;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Urine could be a convenient source of biomarkers for different diseases and clinical applications, mostly for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, treatment monitoring, and prenatal diagnosis. The ultra-noninvasive sampling and the possibility to analyze large volume are the main undisputed advantages of urine-based protocols. Recent and comprehensive studies showed that urinary cell-free DNA (ucfDNA) is informative to identify the genomic signature of patients, resulting in a huge tool to track the tumor evolution and for personalized medicine in urological and non-urological cancer.In this chapter, we reported the main published evidences on ucfDNA, with the aim at discussing its promising and translatable role in clinical practices.
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