New blood test could detect 20 types of cancer
[New York Post] A new blood test now under development can help detect 20 kinds of cancer, according to trials underway at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
In trials, the test correctly identified 32 percent of patients with stage-one disease and 76 percent of those with stage-two disease, the institute announced.
Breast, colorectal and lung cancers were among those detected in blood samples.
The test showed an extremely low misdiagnosis rate ‐ only 0.6 percent of healthy blood samples came back as incorrectly indicating cancer.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-09-30