Early detection of cancer cells via blood test

A research team from the Cancer Research UK build a genetic finger print of cancer cells taken from surgically removed lung tumors. They then used the genetic finger print to test blood samples for the re-emergence of cancerous. This is an exciting development because it can that can detect cancer cells that are invisible to CT scans or X-rays and potentially leading to early treatment.

Blood test

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39658680

-By Julia Watson : http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/

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