Simple blood test could aid early breast cancer detection

December 9, 2014 11:16 PM

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Simple blood test could aid early breast cancer detection

Researchers say the study holds "the promise of an easily-detectable biomarker of early breast cancer."

Scientists from Oxford, Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum, London, were able to analyze trace amounts of metal isotopes using techniques normally reserved for climatology research and planetary formation studies. Their analysis showed that breast tumors absorb "light" zinc, a sp...

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