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New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer
- Test detected methylation patterns associated with cancer in free-floating DNA in blood
A new blood test in development has shown ability to screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy, a trial of the test shows. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators will present the results of the multi-center trial during a session today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress.
The test, developed by GRAIL, Inc., uses next-generation sequencing technology to probe DNA for tiny chemical tags (methylation) that influence whether genes are active or inactive. When applied to nearly 3,600 blood samples – some from patients with cancer, some from people who had not been diagnosed with cancer at the time of the blood draw – the test successfully picked up a cancer signal from the cancer patient samples, and correctly identified the tissue from where the cancer began (the tissue of origin). The test’s specificity – its ability to return a positive result only when cancer is actually present – was high, as was its ability to pinpoint the organ or tissue of origin, researchers found.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators will present the results of the multi-center trial during a session today at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2019 Congress..More>>
Il futuro della medicina e della salute va in scena al Forum Salute alla Leopolda – Rivoluzioni all’orizzonte Firenze 10,11 ottobre 2019
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Il luogo del confronto sulle sfide rivoluzionarie del prossimo futuro nella gestione della salute e nella cura e prevenzione delle malattie.