Saliva diagnostics and salivaomics: Will saliva translate to a real diagnostic tool?
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Alexandria, Va., USA – At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, David Wong, University of California, Los Angeles, USA presented his research “Saliva Diagnostics and Salivaomics” as part of the symposium “Will Saliva Translate to a Real Diagnostic Tool?” on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018.

In the era of new diagnostic methods and treatment options, patient care is rapidly changing. Early detection is an emerging paradigm which seeks to decrease patient morbidity and mortality by detecting disease at a phase where it is easily treatable. Wong spoke about the exciting new opportunities to use saliva liquid biopsy for early assessment of lung cancer because of the clinical performance of cancer detection, non-invasive collection process and the ease of collecting, transporting and storing saliva.

Studies have been conducted on using saliva to measure stress hormones, enzyme levels, developmental disease biomarkers and even cancer mutations. “There are a variety of scenarios with which saliva can be used,” said Wong. “One of the most exciting emerging

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