AMP Certificate Program: Circulating Tumor DNA Testing: Advances, Challenges, and Applications

This AMP certificate program contains 5 hours of lecture content, the associated pdf slides of the lectures, a post-course exam, and an AMP Certificate of Completion. It does not include CME/CMLE or SAM.

Circulating tumor DNA has shown much promise as a minimally invasive test that could allow for disease detection, identification of targetable variants, and monitoring of tumor response. This AMP certificate program, featuring expert speakers in the field, will: define circulating tumor DNA, explain technical challenges, describe approaches for assay design and validation, highlight clinical applications of testing, and will review selected new published studies and guidelines. Participants can expect, upon completion of this certificate program, to be familiar with the current state of circulating tumor DNA testing for personalized medicine. 

Target Audience: Practicing pathologists, oncologists, medical trainees and other healthcare professionals in the U.S. and abroad.

Duration: 5 hours
AMP Certificate Program Launched: November 26, 2018
AMP Certificate of Completion Credit available:
 5 hrs
Last day to claim AMP Certificate of Completion: December 31, 2021


  • Promises and Pitfalls of Circulating Tumor DNA (Recorded June 2016)
  • Cell Free DNA Testing for Cancer: Clinical Validation and Implementation (Recorded September 2017)
  • Clinical Applications and Technologies for Circulating Tumor DNA Detection (Recorded November 2016 and November 2018)
  • Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Screening (Recorded: November 2017 and May 2018)
  • Reviews on the Clinical Utility of Circulating Tumor DNA analysis, Closing Remarks, and Additional Materials (Recorded:  November 2018)


Christina Lockwood, PhDLynette M. Sholl, MDMichael R. Speicher, MDMaximillian Diehn, MD, PhD
Maria Arcila, MDFederico Monzon, MDSusan Hsiao, MD, PhDRashmi Goswami, MD, PhD
This certificate program was planned and coordinated by the Content Directors
  • Rashmi Goswami, MD, PhD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
  • Susan Hsiao, MD, PhD Columbia University Medical Center

and supported by the Training & Education Committee

There are no CME/CMLE or SAMs credits available for this certificate program.

About AMP Certificate Programs: AMP Certificate Programs are thematically bundled packages containing some repurposed and some newly recorded content and does not necessarily build on previous recordings. It is designed to help you develop knowledge and skills needed for success in molecular pathology and diagnostics. Each program is reviewed, vetted, and curated by expert content directors. All certificate programs include a post-course final exam and an AMP Certificate of Completion. Some certificate programs are also available for CME/CMLE or SAMs credit.

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