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Toshiba develops blood test to diagnose 13 cancer types in hours

November 25, 2019

Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba has invented a technology that can diagnose several types of cancer from a single blood drop in a matter of hours.

The company claims that the technology can detect 13 types of cancer with almost 99% accuracy.

Tokyo Medical University and the National Cancer Center collaborated to develop the blood test.

The partners intend to commercialise the technology in several years, after commencing a trial next year.