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New Blood Test for Early Detection of Lung Cancer
A recent revolutionary discovery by scientists has revealed a new way for early detection of lung cancer. This is a four-protein biomarker blood test that improves the risk assessment of lung cancer. This new blood test is a step forward for finding out which of the patients are likely to develop this deadly disease. Scientists from World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France have developed the test. According to the team, the test is capable of detecting 63% of future lung cancer patients among smokers or former smokers. The findings of IARC were published in the journal JAMA Oncology. Co-senior author, Sam Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center said, "This simple blood test demonstrates the potential of biomarker-based risk assessment to improve eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography." The blood test works by looking for