Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Source: BBC News

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Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer.

A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease.

Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives. UK experts said it was “enormously exciting”.

Tumours release tiny traces of their mutated DNA and proteins they make into the bloodstream.

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