This simple blood test is really a game-changer. It can help to screen and identify 50 different types of cancers. This is a better alternative to the usual method of making an appointment with a doctor.
This simple blood test is simply for people who are above 50. With the ease of the test process, cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage. It can detect cancers like ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, and cancer of the blood.
Grail, a biotech company in the U.S developed this test. The simple blood test utilizes machine learning to detect changes in DNA “methylation. DNA Methylation record changes via damage. It is a potential detector of cancer and also the most reliable indicator of biological aging.
Earlier tests identified cancers in their early stages. Cancers such as pancreatic were identified with 63% accuracy at the first stage. Another trial of this test was carried out by the NHS in the UK and the results of about 140,000 individuals are expected in 2023.
This latest study provides further evidence that blood tests like this could help the NHS meet its ambitious target of finding three-quarters of cancers at an early stage when they have the highest chance of cure.Peter Johnson, NHS cancer chief