Newspapers have recently announced that one specific blood test could detect cancer. That would be brilliant, but the story isn’t 100% true. The newspapers are assuming too much.
Please ignore the statements that the injection could save ‘millions of lives’ and be introduced to the NHS in ‘five years’.
- A team at University College London have been researching a new blood test to help detect cancer- you can read more about it in their scientific paper or a shorter explanation on the Cancer Research website.
- Th blood test isn’t simple. There is a lot of development to be done before doctors can use it to detect cancer.
- Research will take more than five years.
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