Minimal residual disease (MRD) testing tracks cancer cells in patients with blood cancers.

MRD refers to the small number of cancer cells that remain in the body during or after treatment.¹-⁴

MRD is also called measurable residual disease.

Measuring MRD allows physicians and patients to know if cancer cells are present—and how many. This knowledge can affect patient care.5-9

Monitoring residual disease is useful in evaluating patient prognosis and assessing response to treatment in a variety of blood cancers, such as:

  • (ALL) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia ¹⁰¹²
  • (AML) Acute myeloid leukemia ⁸,¹²
  • (CLL) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia ¹⁴¹⁶
  • (CML) Chronic myeloid leukemia ⁷,¹⁷
  • (MM) Multiple myeloma ¹⁸²⁰
  • (NHL) Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma ⁹,²¹,²²
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