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Heavy Drinking May Change the Bacteria In Your Mouth and Raise Gum Disease Risk
There’s still quite a bit scientists don’t know about the microbiome: the vast collection of microorganisms living within your body. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that your lifestyle habits, from the foods you eat to the medications you take, may influence these bacterial colonies. Even drinking seems to have an effect. A new study, published Tuesday in the journal Microbiome, finds that drinking alcohol may alter some of the approximately 700 types of bacteria in your mouth — and probably not for the better. The study finds that alcohol may give rise to strains of oral bacteria that ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Correcting tiny differences in patient's position for radiotherapy could increase survival chances
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Very small differences in the way a patient lies during radiotherapy treatment for lung or esophageal cancer can have an impact on how likely they are to survive, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer? April?is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about esophageal cancer, the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer include difficulty swallowing, unexplained weight loss, coughing and hoarseness. Risk factors for esophageal cancer include smoking, drinking alcohol, being obese, and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Boston Sci Continues M & amp;A Hot Streak with nVision Buy
Boston Scientific isn’t slowing down with its M&A activity. This time the Marlborough, MA-based company is acquiring nVision Medical, a private company focused on women's health. The transaction consists of an upfront cash payment of $150 million, and up to an additional $125 million in potential clinical and commercial milestones over four years.  nVision’s device collects cells from the fallopian tubes, offering a potential platform for earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer. “nVision Medical developed the first and only device cleared by the FDA to collect cells from the fallopian tubes,” K...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure
What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian...
Source: MDDI - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Opens with Optimism in South Florida
Dr. Chukwuemeka Ikpeazu at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has brought hope — where once there was none — to patients in South Florida with unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Ikpeazu is the principal investigator in the multicenter phase II clinical trial involving the much-anticipated immunotherapy drug durvalumab. Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca manufactures the drug under the brand name Imfinzi. “I am optimistic, very, very optimistic that this drug will be effective for these patients,” Ikpeazu told Asbestos.com. “All the data, all the earlier studies, are encouraging.” He...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 4, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

California Coffee Shops Will Warn Customers About This Possibly Cancer-Causing Chemical. Here ’s What to Know About It
A judge ruled on Thursday that coffee sellers in California should post warnings about a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in the beverage. The chemical, acrylamide, is produced during the coffee bean roasting process, as well as when sugars and amino acids found in other foods are cooked at high temperatures. It’s one of 65 chemicals included in a California law that requires businesses to warn consumers if they may be exposed to substances associated with cancer, birth defects or other reproductive issues. While the decision — which at this point is just a preliminary ruling, and may still be challeng...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Promising in Previously Treated Gastric Cancer Pembrolizumab Promising in Previously Treated Gastric Cancer
In patients with advanced gastric or gastro-esophageal cancer progressing after second-line treatment, monotherapy with pembrolizumab offers a “ promising new treatment option, ” according to research from Merck, which sells the drug as Keytruda.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The connection between diet, obesity, and cancer: Nutrition experts explore the evidence
(Elsevier) About one third of cancer cases are estimated to be linked to dietary and other modifiable risk factors, especially for obesity-related cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, kidney, gallbladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers. In this special theme issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, food and nutrition practitioners and other health professionals take an in-depth look at the relationship between nutrition, obesity, and cancer prevention, treatment, and survival and identify research gaps for future prevention research efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New family of promising, selective silver-based anti-cancer drugs discovered
(University of Johannesburg) A new family of potential silver-based anti-cancer drugs has been discovered by researchers in South Africa. The most promising complex among these has been successfully tested in rats and in several human cancer cell lines in laboratory studies. The complex is as effective against human esophageal cancer cells, as a widely-used chemotherapy drug, but at a ten times lower dose, and much lower toxicity against non-malignant cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDx & #039;s WATS3D Highly Effective in Real World Setting
CDx Diagnostics said results from a recent multicenter prospective trial show the use of its WATS3D test increases the detection of both Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal dysplasia by more than 80%. The results were published in the latest issue of United European Gastroenterology Journal and featured in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE’s) Scope Tech Talk Video Series. The trial was conducted at 25 community-based gastrointestinal (GI) centers across the U.S. In the study, 4,203 patients were tested for esophageal disease. The findings show that with the inclusion of WATS3D overal...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Design News Source Type: news

Cernostics Raises $2.5 Million in Series A1 Financing, Led by Illumina Ventures
TissueCypher® Barrett's Esophagus Assay is First Precision Medicine Platform for Prevention of Esophageal Cancer PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cernostics, a privately-held company focused on delivering next... Diagnostics, Oncology, Venture Capital Cernostics, TissueCypher, Barrett's Esophagus, esophageal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cedars-Sinai Investigator Awarded grant to study esophageal cancer
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Dechen Lin, PhD, a research scientist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine, has been awarded $175,000 from the Price Family Foundation and the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Should You Drink Matcha Tea?
While green tea has long been a recommended part of a healthy diet, another brighter shade is becoming increasingly popular: matcha. Here’s what you should know about the beverage. What is matcha tea? Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Drinking brewed green tea “is a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water,” says Louise Cheadle, co-author of The Book of Match...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Matcha tea Source Type: news

Long-term PPI Use and Increased Esophageal CA Risk Long-term PPI Use and Increased Esophageal CA Risk
A single cohort study shows an increased risk for esophageal cancer in patients taking long-term proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, but experts are skeptical about the finding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Detection and localization of surgically resectable cancers with a multi-analyte blood test
Earlier detection is key to reducing cancer deaths. Here, we describe a blood test that can detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. We applied this test, called CancerSEEK, to 1005 patients with nonmetastatic, clinically detected cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast. CancerSEEK tests were positive in a median of 70% of the eight cancer types. The sensitivities ranged from 69 to 98% for the detection of five cancer types (ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, and esophagus) for which there are no sc...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. D., Li, L., Wang, Y., Thoburn, C., Afsari, B., Danilova, L., Douville, C., Javed, A. A., Wong, F., Mattox, A., Hruban, R. H., Wolfgang, C. L., Goggins, M. G., Dal Molin, M., Wang, T.-L., Roden, R., Klein, A. P., Ptak, J., Dobbyn, L., Schaefer, J Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes
More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.(Image credit: Yuhan Xu/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Cancer Research boost: £45 million invested into most hard-to-treat types of the disease
CANCER Research UK is investing £45 million into finding a cure for some of the most hard-to-treat types of the disease. The money - one of the largest investments in clinical research to date - will be ploughed into human trials into pancreatic, oesophageal and lung cancer and brain tumours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk
Title: Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hot tea a factor in increased esophageal cancer: Study
The consumption of hot tea and excessive alcohol or tobacco use has been linked to increased risk for esophageal cancer, according to new research in China. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk
Tea lovers who take their daily cup scalding hot are raising their chance of having esophageal cancer if they also drink alcohol every day or if they smoke, say researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers
If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Study links drinking hot tea to higher risk of esophageal cancer for smokers, drinkers
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a study that finds people who smoke or drink one or more alcoholic beverage a day, and drink hot tea, are at higher risks of developing esophageal. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Hot tea linked to cancer for smokers, drinkers
Smokers and drinkers may want to wait for their morning cup of tea to cool off before they start drinking it, in order to decrease their risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drinking hot tea 'increases risk of esophageal cancer'
The new study by scientists in China found drinking tea heated to over 65C was associated with a five-fold increased risk for esophageal cancer when combined with excessive drinking or heavy smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drinking hot tea can contribute to cancer risk
Drinking tea at high temperatures could tip the health balance in favor of esophageal cancer for those who already indulge in other guilty pleasures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Hot tea may increase esophageal cancer risk for smokers and drinkers, study finds
Smokers and drinkers may want to wait for their cup of tea to cool down. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Hot Tea + Alcohol or Smoking May Up Esophageal Cancer Risk
Greatest risk for esophageal cancer for those who drink burning hot tea, consume ≥ 15 mg alcohol daily (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hot tea tied to higher cancer risk for smokers and drinkers
(Reuters Health) - Drinking scalding hot tea is associated with an increased risk of esophageal tumors in people who also smoke and drink alcohol, two habits that already make many cancers more likely, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Here ’s How Drinking Hot Tea Could Increase Your Risk of Cancer
Smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol both raise your risk for developing esophageal cancer, which affects the tube connecting the throat to the stomach. Now, a new study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds another lifestyle linked to the cancer, this one more surprising: drinking hot tea, if people also smoke and drink alcohol. Among people who regularly smoked cigarettes and drank at least one drink per day, drinking hot tea was linked to a five-times higher risk of developing esophageal cancer, compared to those who didn’t do any of those three habits. In people who didn’t ha...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol Cancer Diet/Nutrition do hot beverages cause cancer do hot drinks cause cancer does hot tea cause cancer esophageal cancer esophagus healthytime hot beverages cancer hot drinks cancer hot tea cancer onetime Source Type: news

Hot tea 'increases risk of esophageal cancer FIVE-fold'
The new study by scientists in China found drinking tea heated to over 65C was associated with a five-fold increased risk for esophageal cancer when combined with excessive drinking or heavy smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Tea and Increased Risk for Esophageal Cancer Hot Tea and Increased Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Researchers report a fivefold increased risk for esophageal cancer when hot tea aficionados smoke or drink alcohol every day.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers
If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Very hot tea can raise risk of oesophageal cancer, suggests study
Combined with excess alcohol consumption, scaldingly hot tea raises relative risk fivefold, says Chinese researchersVery hot tea combined with heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of oesophageal cancer by five-fold, research suggests.The cancer, which starts in the oesophagus, was already known to be linked to drinking alcohol and smoking, but those risks are heightened by the addition of daily cups of “burning hot” tea, scientists discovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer research Tea China Medical research Science Asia Pacific World news Food & drink Life and style Source Type: news

Hot Tea Drinking Linked with Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- F. Perry Wilson, MD, offers his own hot take (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drinking hot tea associated with a 5-fold increased risk for esophageal cancer
(American College of Physicians) Consuming hot tea at high temperatures is associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer in those who also drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

' Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer'Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Patients with esophageal cancer who opt out of surgery when it is recommended may not live as long as their peers who have surgery, according to research presented January 30 at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Coffee in California May Soon Come with a Cancer Warning
Despite its long list of health benefits, coffee in California may soon come with a consumer warning about cancer. A lawsuit first filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010 seeks to require coffee sellers, including Starbucks, BP, Gloria Jean’s and 7-Eleven, to warn customers about the ingestion of acrylamide, a possibly cancer-causing chemical that’s produced when coffee beans are roasted. Under California’s Proposition 65, businesses are required to notify customers if their products contain any of 65 chemicals, including acrylamide, that are linked with cancer, birth defects or ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Coffee Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime toxins Source Type: news

Surgical Management of Esophageal Cancer Surgical Management of Esophageal Cancer
Review current trends and advances in esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

New radiation techniques could improve quality of life for lung cancer patients
(Lawson Health Research Institute) While palliative radiation therapy is used to ease pain in patients with advanced lung cancer, it often has adverse effects on the esophagus which leads to symptoms like heartburn and difficulty swallowing. Through the PROACTIVE clinical trial, Lawson Health Research Institute scientist Dr. Alexander Louie is testing new palliative radiation techniques to spare these effects on the esophagus and improve quality of life for lung cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Intense Neoadjuvant ECX Regimen Fails for Esophageal Cancer More Intense Neoadjuvant ECX Regimen Fails for Esophageal Cancer
Dr Kerr reports on a large, well-designed trial with disappointing results.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Esophageal Cancer in the US Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Esophageal Cancer in the US
This study analyzed racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence of esophageal cancer, according to histological type, over a 20-year period.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival
Is decreased survival from radiation therapy to adjacent lung tissue caused by toxicity, or is it due to'unintended consequences'?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Swallowable Balloon Device Detects Barrett's Esophagus Swallowable Balloon Device Detects Barrett's Esophagus
A pill-sized device, which can be swallowed without sedation, picks up DNA samples for analysis to detect Barrett's esophagus, a prescursor to cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Quick Test Could Spot Precursor to Esophageal Cancer
Title: Quick Test Could Spot Precursor to Esophageal CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news