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Detecting multiple cancers with just one test

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Published: Sep. 30, 2019 at 2:07 PM EDT
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A new blood test could eventually help screen for multiple types of cancer.

The test, developed by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, probes DNA for tiny chemical tags that regulate whether genes are active or inactive.

When applied to nearly 36-hundred blood samples, it correctly detected 20 different cancers.

The test also successfully identified the tissue from where the cancer began.

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