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US researchers unveil ‘holy grail’ blood test for cancer

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US have unveiled a new diagnostic test that can identify ten different cancer types in a blood sample, even before the appearance of disease symptoms.

The non-invasive test works by detecting fragments of DNA that are released by tumour cells into the blood.

Led by Dr Eric Klein from the clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute, the research team conducted a clinical study in a total of more than 1,600 subjects to evaluate the blood test.

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