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New blood test could detect 20 types of cancer
2019-09-30
[New York Post] A new blood test now under development can help detect 20 kinds of cancer, according to trials underway at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

In trials, the test correctly identified 32 percent of patients with stage-one disease and 76 percent of those with stage-two disease, the institute announced.
Breast, colorectal and lung cancers were among those detected in blood samples.

The test showed an extremely low misdiagnosis rate ‐ only 0.6 percent of healthy blood samples came back as incorrectly indicating cancer.
Posted by:Besoeker

#2  Not getting tested gives a 100% false negative.
Posted by: Grutch Cheting3238   2019-09-30 18:31  

#1  False negatives are a bigger concern...

It seems to get that wrong 68% of the time.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-09-30 07:29  

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