A liquid biopsy allows doctors to detect tumor DNA in the blood of cancer patients. Cancer releases small amounts of genetic information into the blood. That allows the exact type of cancer to be determined and a targeted therapy to be undertaken.
Breast cancer kills more women globally than any other cancer. Doctors in Germany say they've now developed a new test that can accurately detect cancer in the blood.
Metastases are often more dangerous than the primary tumor that gives rise to them. They are responsible for 90% of all cancer deaths. Here are the most important facts on these deadly ‘sleeper’ tumors.
Elephants die of cancer much less often than humans of the same age. The reason for this is that they have revived a special, usually sleeping, pseudogene that kills off damaged cells.
The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds?
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