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Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

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Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

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Women’s lung cancer cases hit 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new Cancer Research UK statistics

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Cancer cell fingerprints in the blood may speed up childhood cancer diagnosis

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children’s cancers faster and more accurately.

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Simple blood test could improve treatment for deadly childhood cancer

A simple blood test could pinpoint which children are unlikely to respond to treatment for a particularly aggressive form of neuroblastoma

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Scientists develop simple blood test to track tumour evolution in cancer patients

Scientists have developed a new way of looking at how tumours evolve in real-time and develop drug resistance by tracking changes in blood.

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Gene test could solve prostate cancer riddle and spare thousands from surgery

A genetic pattern could predict how aggressive prostate cancer is before treatment, and whether the disease will come back in men who have already been treated, according to research published in the Lancet Oncology*.

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Single PSA test at age 60 provides an indication of future prostate cancer risk

A prostate antigen level test at age 60 appears to provide an indication of a man’s lifetime risk of being diagnosed and dying from prostate cancer.

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Broken cell ‘stopwatch’ could lead to blood test to signal how fast leukaemia will progress

Scientists have pinpointed key changes to the telomeres in the cells of leukaemia patients which could play a crucial role in the earliest stages of the disease, according to research published online in the journal Blood.

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Men should be warned of possible distress of prostate cancer testing

Doctors should warn men that prostate cancer testing may lead to anxiety and distress, say Cancer Research UK experts.

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