Blood test for early detection of eight cancers shows promising results

In a study published in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 per cent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 patients. The rates varied depending on the type — lower for breast tumours but high for ovarian, liver and pancreatic ones.

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