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.
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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