Breakthrough: How One Teen’s Discovery Will Change Cancer Detection Forever
What were you doing when you were 15 years old? Most of us could barely keep our rooms clean or get out of bed to make it to school on time.But Jack Andraka, now 18, was different. As a high school sophomore in Crownsville, Maryland, Andraka, motivated by the loss of a dear family friend [...]
Tumor RNA in platelets may diagnose and classify cancer, identify treatment strategies: Platelet RNA may provide easily accessible 'liquid biopsy' for many types of tumor
Tumor RNA in platelets may diagnose and classify cancer, identify treatment strategies: Platelet RNA may provide easily accessible 'liquid biopsy' for many types of tumor -- ScienceDaily
Blood sample new way of detecting cancer
A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analyzing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood. Using this new method for blood-based RNA tests of blood platelets, researchers have been able to identify cancer with 96 per cent accuracy, scientists report.
Detecting cancer cells before they form metastases
A new method to detect cancer cells in the blood before they settle in the tissue and form a new tumor has been developed by a team of researchers. To date, it has been difficult to detect cancer cells in the blood at an early stage: about one malignant cell is encountered per billion of healthy cells.