Main Host Institution: Amsterdam University Medical Centre (Amsterdam UMC)
Host Lab: Neuro-Oncology Group
Project Title: Comprehensive characterization of nucleic acid compo-sition in TEPs from NSCLC patients
Project Background: Blood is a rich source of biomarkers which can be used to diagnoses, monitor tumor progression and response to therapy in a minimal-invasive way. Tumor Educated Platelets (TEPs) have shown to be an efficiency biomarker for detect and classify several types of cancers. During my PhD I aim to exploit the potential of TEPs in order develop a liquid biopsy assay for the early detection of NSCLC.