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Researchers detect early stage eye melanoma with simple blood test

November 18, 2019

Researchers at the University of Queensland have found that a simple blood test can help detect melanoma in the eye at an early stage.

The research team discovered a microRNA biomarker in the blood that can distinguish between a benign mole and melanoma.

The blood test could be used as a monitoring tool for the early detection of the disease.

Although moles in the eye are common, they can be difficult to monitor as changes to shape or colouring cannot always be detected.