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Health USA10. April 2020

New Blood Test Detects 50 Types of Cancer Before Any Clinical Signs Emerge

In a groundbreaking first, researchers have developed a new blood test that is able to detect 50 types of cancer – and where they originated – before any symptoms show.

“To our knowledge, this is the largest clinical genomics study, in participants with and without cancer, to develop and validate a blood test for early detection of multiple cancers,” says Dr Michael Seiden, President of US Oncology in Texas, USA and senior author of the reported study published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology.

The study showed a 0.7% false positive rate for cancer detection, which is remarkably low in comparison to many traditional screening programs. The test was even able to accurately calculate in which tissue the cancer originated in most of the samples.

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