Blood test detects common cancer types 4 years before current screening methods

A novel blood-based assay demonstrated the ability to detect five cancer types up to 4 years earlier than current screening methods, according to study results published in Nature Communications.The noninvasive PanSeer test (Singlera Genomics), which is based on DNA methylation, detected stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung and liver cancer in 91% of asymptomatic individuals who were diagnosed with cancer 1 to 4 years later using standard detection methods.Although the test may not predict which individuals go on to develop cancer, it could identify individuals who have cancerous growths butRead More

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