New cancer-detecting blood test developed

New ‘game changing’ blood test could help detect eight types of cancer earlier

Thousands of lives could be saved by an “enormously exciting” blood test, which scientists say offers early diagnosis of eight cancer types. The test was trialled on 1,000 patients in the US with early-stage cancer. On 70 per cent of occasions the CancerSEEK ‘liquid biopsy’ detected tumours.

Researchers said it could be a “game changer” and hope the test will be widely available within a few years.



This article is featured in issue 93 of Positive News magazine. Subscribe now to get the magazine delivered to your door each quarter.

You’re the solution that Positive News needs

Our small, dedicated team is passionate about building a better alternative to the negative news media. And there’s never been a greater urgency to our mission. 

To invest in producing all the solutions journalism that the world is longing for, we need funding. We’re asking readers like you to get behind us by making a regular or one-off contribution as a Positive News supporter. Please back our team today and, together, we’ll change the news for good.