Researchers Design A Blood Test That Detects The Presence Of Advanced Breast Cancer

April 15, 2014 3:12 PM

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Investigators have devised a blood test that accurately detects the presence of advanced breast cancer cells in patients. The new method holds promise for precisely monitoring response to cancer treatments.

The newly formulated test has been dubbed cMethDNA assay. In the trial the test was successful in detecting the presence of cancer DNA in the blood of patients with metastatic breast cancers up to 95 percent of the time.

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