Developed a Test to Identify 13 Cancer Types with a Drop of Blood.
In Japan, researchers have developed a test that can detect 13 different types of cancer from a drop of blood. The test, which can detect 13 different types of cancer, such as lungs, breasts and prostates, offers 99 percent accurate results.
Researchers from Toshiba, Japan’s National Cancer Research Institute and Tokyo Medical University have developed a technology to detect 13 different types of cancer from a drop of blood. The researchers believe that the development of the test will end with work to be done over the next few years. Koji Hashimoto of Toshiba’s Border Research Laboratory made a statement about the developed cancer test.
Ji Compared to the methods of other companies, we provide a significant advantage in the time and cost required for high accuracy detection in cancer diagnosis, Ko said Koji Hashimoto.
The newly developed cancer test detects cancer by detecting microRNA molecules in the blood. With this test, patients can get results within a few hours. Test results in such a short time, will provide a great help for early detection of cancer.
The cost of this cancer test will be less than $ 200, Hashimoto said. It is thought that the price will drop further until the test is released.
This new cancer test is not the first test to detect cancer from a blood sample. Last year, researchers from John Hopkins University announced that they had developed a test that could detect eight different types of cancer, including lung, breast and colon cancer, in an article published in Science magazine.
The cancer test developed by researchers from John Hopkins University was able to detect cancer with 70 percent accuracy. In this test, protein biomarkers and DNA mutations were used to detect cancer. The described cost for this test was $ 500.
Another test developed last year was able to detect 10 different types of cancer, such as the pancreas, ovary and liver. The accuracy of this test is between 56 and 90 percent. The test results can be obtained in about two weeks. In this test, which can detect 10 different types of cancer, cancer can be detected using DNA-based indicators.
The availability of blood tests to detect cancer and the detection of cancer with such accuracy in such short periods of time is an important step for early detection of cancer. Early detection of cancer in this way will provide significant improvements in the implementation of treatment.