Noninvasive Cancer Blood Test Could Detect Disease at Earliest Stages

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Every year, more than half a million Americans die of cancer.

Earlier diagnosis and treatment could save many of those lives. But early stage cancer doesn’t always produce symptoms. There are screening tests for some types of cancer, but not for most. Scientists at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center are trying to change that. The researchers have developed a blood test that may be a stepping-stone to earlier diagnosis.

The goal is to have a test precise enough to detect cancer without producing a lot of false-positive results.  Read more . . .