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Aarhus University has a new Doctor of Medical Science in cancer treatment

Karen-Lise Garm Spindler has just defended her doctoral dissertation at Aarhus University. The dissertation is based on the results of clinical trials and examinations for colorectal cancer.

More than six hundred patients have contributed to the research projects that form part of Karen-Lise Garm Spindler's doctoral dissertation: “Clinical utility of tumor specific mutations and circulating nucleic acids in plasma from patients with metastatic colorectal cancer”.

The purpose of the dissertation was to study what liquid biopsies mean for the effect of cancer treatment, thereby contributing to the development of precision treatment of colorectal cancer.

Based on the results, studies have now been begun which will examine how liquid biopsies can be used in clinical practice.


Professor Karen-Lise Garm Spindler
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology
Email: k.g.spindler@oncology.au.dk