New 'Universal' Blood Test May Detect All Types of Cancer

July 28, 2014 6:13 PM

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New 'Universal' Blood Test May Detect All Types of Cancer

There could be a new way to detect all types of cancers in the future. Scientists have created a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether or not a person has cancer.

The new test involves looking at white blood cells and measuring the damage caused to their DNA when subjected to different intensities of ultraviolet light (UVA), which can damage DNA. Because white blood cells are part of the body's natural defense system, they're under stress when combating cance...

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