Topic: Blood DNA testing for tumours and responsiveness to treatments
Found this which will appear in tomorrow's Times newspaper in the UK.
"A blood DNA test that can detect whether a tumour has returned or is responding to therapy has been developed by American scientists, in an advance that could revolutionise cancer care.
The achievement promises to transform management of cancer by allowing doctors to monitor the progress of patients with any type of tumour and to adjust their treatment accordingly.
The test, which should be widely available within five years, should spare some patients chemotherapy and radiotherapy that they do not need, while ensuring that others get potentially life-saving extra treatment when the initial course does not kill all the cancer.
It should be capable of detecting even microscopic residual tumours that are missed by imaging methods such as computed tomography (CT) scans."
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