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Blood Test

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.

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

Pre-natal blood test study leads to ‘unexpected’ cancer diagnosis in three women

Researchers trying to improve a blood test used to spot foetal disorders have found unexpected signs of cancer in three pregnant women on their study.

‘Liquid biopsies’ could help spot genetic faults in lung cancer

Blood samples could offer an alternative to tumour biopsies in lung cancer patients, according to European researchers.

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.

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

Breast cancer blood test in development say researchers

Scientists are in the early stages of developing a blood test that could eventually be used to detect breast cancer.

Prostate screening may have benefits

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have shown that screening for prostate cancer using prostate specific antigen (PSA) would lead to a substantial number of tumours diagnosed...

Scientists develop prostate cancer predictions

Scientists have developed a system for predicting prostate cancer risk that could improve the accuracy of the current PSA blood test.

Birmingham researchers use new approach to 'break the code' for liver cancer tests

Scientists at Birmingham University are using cutting edge technologies to move closer to a blood test that will improve early diagnosis of liver cancer in high risk...