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Blood test for more than 50 cancers ‘shows promise’ in study – BBC News

Blood test for more than 50 cancers ‘shows promise’ in study – BBC News

  • A groundbreaking study led by Oxford University reveals a blood test capable of detecting 50 different types of cancer, stirring excitement in the scientific community.
  • The test showed promise in identifying two-thirds of cancers among 5,000 people with suspected symptoms, offering a faster route for GPs to refer patients for further testing.
  • Early detection is a game-changer; finding cancer at its initial stages boosts the survival rate significantly compared to when the disease has already spread.
  • While the initial results seem promising, more research is needed to truly confirm whether this test will save lives in the long run.
  • Currently, if the test indicates the presence of cancer, it’s correct about 75% of the time, helping doctors make more informed decisions on further diagnostics like scans.

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