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Cancer: New blood test could catch prostate cancer early

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2023
by Alex Muller

The project will investigate specific sugars found in the bloodstream of men with prostate cancer that could be used in tests to determine a man's risk of developing the disease, and how likely it is to spread.

'A blood test saved my life' says young cancer patient

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2023
by Alex Muller

According to the charity Teenage Cancer Trust, 56% of those aged 18-24 would not know what five signs and symptoms they should look out for.

First-Ever Blood Test For Myocarditis Detects Heart Inflammation

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

"When viewed in combination with symptoms, the results could allow GPs to easily determine whether their patients have myocarditis. While we still need to confirm these findings in a larger study, we're hopeful that it won't be long until this blood test is in regular use."

First-Of-A-Kind Blood Test Paves Way For Early Parkinson's Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2022
by Alex Muller

The hope is that it can lead to a cheap and easy way to screen for the disease in its early stages, but also that it can further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind it and perhaps lead to new treatments.

Blood tests can detect persistent lung cancer, according to Cambridge University researchers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

'By trying to develop a blood test to help doctors predict whether a lung cancer might come back or not, we will increase the chance of curing more people.'