Detect Cancer Early With Just A Drop Of Blood

CT scans, tissue biopsy, other scans are all different methods of detecting cancer. But these are time consuming and the cancer might already be in advanced, and in the case of CT scans that usually detect larger tumors it might be to late. There might be a better method now.
Liquid biopsy. This is a method that is used to detect cancer in the blood, a major advantage in early diagnosis or detection of cancer cells. Tom Würdinger and his team discovered that thrombocytes or platelets in the blood from cancer patients contain unique RNA markings, blueprints for the DNA of the specific tumor.
After studying blood samples from more than 200 patients they were able to detect the presence of cancerous cells, the type of cancer the patient had, and if the cancer had metastasized to other parts of the body. This is method is still in early stages and is being worked to by Tom's team is working on a cheap and usable blood test for public use and expects it to be available by the year 2020.

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    Detect Cancer Early With Just A Drop Of Blood

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