New blood test for cancer emergencies


Australian researchers on Friday said they have helped develop a new blood test for the early detection of eight common cancers, in a move that could diagnose tumors before they spread and increase patients’ chances of survival.

File Photo: Breast examination

Associate Professor Jeanne Tie and Prof. Peter Gibbs, from Australia’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, were part of the U.S.-led research team that developed the tests for cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast, the facility said in a statement.

“The test “has the potential to be a one-stop, safe screening test for multiple tumour types that should have high community acceptance,” Tie was quoted as saying.

“For the first time, we have the promise of a screening test that will lead to earlier diagnosis and improved survival outcomes for many…

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