The test is effective in diagnosing types of cancer that are difficult to detect, such as head and neck, colon, lung, pancreas, and throat cancers.
The new development of British and American scientists showed progressive results. In particular, researchers are testing cancer diagnosis using blood tests.
About this writes “BBC News Ukraine”.
The first large-scale trials began in 2021 in Britain and the United States. With the help of the test, among five thousand people who visited doctors in England and Wales, cancer was detected without error in two cases out of three. In addition, in 85% of cases, he also correctly determined the location of the tumor.
“The mechanism of the test, which was given the name ‘Gallery’, is that it looks for signs of chemical changes entering the blood from the tumor in the genetic code of DNA. The test will also relieve the burden on the health care system,” the message said. .
Despite the fact that today the development is at an initial stage, scientists are convinced that the number of saved patients will increase. And soon with the help of the “Gallery” it will be possible to quickly exclude the most dangerous cause.
“Although now a negative test result is not a 100% guarantee of the absence of the disease in the body: in 2.5% of test participants, the tests did not detect cancer, although it was later diagnosed using traditional methods – scans and biopsies,” the material states.
Earlier, scientists investigated that Alzheimer’s diseasewhich is usually diagnosed with an MRI and a number of other tests, will be able to be diagnosed with an eye exam.