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Blood test can help detect kidney cancer five years early

August 14, 2018

An international team of researchers has discovered a blood biomarker with the potential to help in detecting the risk of kidney cancer development much earlier than standard diagnosis.

The research was supported by Cancer Research UK, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France and the US’ National Institutes of Health (NIH).

During the research, scientists analysed blood samples obtained as part of the EPIC study from 190 people who went on to develop kidney cancer and compared them with 190 controls who did not.