Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment - CBS News

BOSTON -- Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors ...

New Cancer-Detecting Blood Test Picks Up On Symptoms A Year Early - IFLScience

A controversial study on cancer risk was published back in March that claimed that two-thirds of all cancers are down to bad luck. It has been greeted with plenty of skepticism by medical professionals, who are concerned with the way the researchers ...

Unstable chromosomes in lung tumors increase risk of cancer relapse, study reveals - News-Medical.net

The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature has published the first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded Tracking Cancer Evolution through Treatment (Rx), TRACERx, lung cancer study, which reveals the increase in the risk of cancer relapse ...

Unstable chromosomes in lung tumours linked to higher relapse risk - OnMedica

Unstable chromosomes in lung tumours are linked to a heightened risk of relapse after surgery, and this information could be used to pick up the disease's return before standard tests would, suggest researchers in studies published simultaneously in ...

Scientists engineer a blood test to detect cancer relapse - The Express Tribune

Scientists have engineered a blood test that can detect relapse of lung cancer by identifying the cause of relapse and its trajectory before the diseases manifest on CT scans and X-rays, possibly leading to early treatment. Genetic testing often ...

New blood test can spot lung cancer relapses up to a year before scans - Laois Nationalist

Scientists have developed a blood test which spots the relapse of lung cancer in patients, up to a year before the disease can be detected by CT scans and X-rays. The groundbreaking TRACERx study, funded by Cancer Research UK, identified the cause of ...

Amazing New Blood Test Detects Cancer a Year Before - I4U News

There is a new blood test out now that can detect lung cancer a year before ordinary scans. A team of scientists in the UK were able to see the first signs of cancer in the blood of patients while it was in the form of a small cluster of cells. These ...

New blood test can detect if cancer will return a year before scans can see it and raise survival chances - The Sun

A NEW blood test can show if cancer will return a year before it appears on X-rays or CT scans. Scientists believe it will allow docs to target the tumour earlier and raise survival chances. A new blood test can show if cancer will return a year before ...

Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return - Medical Xpress

Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumours increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing. These are the first findings from the Cancer ...

Blood test spots tumours a year earlier than scans - The Times (subscription)

A new blood test can pick up signs of lung cancer recurrence up to a year before conventional scans, scientists have revealed. The technique, which could be applied to other types of cancer, involves spotting evidence of the disease in patients' blood ...

Tracing genetic chaos in 100 lung cancer patients could help predict survival - Cancer Research UK (blog)

Just as rolling yarn into a ball prevents it from becoming tangled, our cells package long strands of DNA into neat bundles called chromosomes. This helps keep the DNA safe and organised. But in cancer cells the situation can be vastly different ...

Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer - Cancer Research UK (blog)

Being able to predict accurately whether a patient's cancer would come back after treatment would help doctors stay one step ahead of the disease. Those predictions could indicate what treatment a patient should be offered, or perhaps suggest when it's ...

Lung Cancer Studies Yield Insight Into Tumor Evolution, Support Liquid Biopsy Potential - GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two new studies resulting from the ongoing Tracking Cancer Evolution through Therapy (TRACERx) trial in the UKillustrate important features of the heterogeneity and clonal evolution of non-small cell lung cancer and begin to ...

DNA-based test can spot cancer recurrence a year before conventional scans - The Guardian

Eileen Rapley, who joined the trial after being diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago. She hopes the new test might lead to the kinds of improvements that screening techniques like mammograms have brought about for breast cancer. Photograph: Graeme ...

Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return - U.S. News & World Report

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report. The investigators said they used this new information to forecast the return ...

Study in Nature Shows Early Relapse Detection in Lung Cancer Using Natera's Technology for ctDNA Analysis - PR Newswire (press release)

SAN CARLOS, Calif. and LONDON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTRA), a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, and Cancer Research UK, University College of London (UCL) Cancer Institute and the Francis Crick Institute today ...

Blood tests track lung cancer gene changes, aiding treatment - CTV News

BOSTON -- Researchers in England have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment. Using experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumours shed into the blood, they were able to track genetic changes in early-stage cases over time ...

A Blood Test To Detect Tumors Could Save Lung Cancer Patients - Vocativ

Today, doctors diagnose solid tumor cancers, like those that affect the breast and brain, by testing a small tissue sample in the lab. That can be invasive and takes time to get results. But what if diagnosis only required a quick blood test? That's ...

Smart blood test can show whether lung cancer will return 1 YEAR before it appears on medical scans - Daily Mail

A smart blood test developed by scientists can show whether lung cancer will return a year before it appears on scans, according to new studies. A sample of blood is all it takes to show whether tumours are likely to return after surgery - allowing ...

'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early - BBC News

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an "exciting" discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It should allow ...