ELBA Innovative Training Network
Liquid biopsies have been heralded as a game changer in cancer management, with blood tests offering a minimally invasive, safe, and sensitive alternative or complimentary approach for tissue biopsies. The European Liquid Biopsy Academy (ELBA) is an Innovative Training Network that will educate early stage researchers with the skills to circumvent the obstacles currently hampering effective development and commercialisation of liquid biopsy approaches. It will make scientific advances towards widespread implementation of blood-based diagnostics tests, create a sustainable network to foster long-term multidisciplinary relationships to accelerate clinical translation of blood-based diagnostics tests and publish a roadmap to liquid biopsy test development. The project will run from January 2018 until December 2021.