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Blood Test for Early Detection of Lung Cancer, University of York Reveals


10/16/2012 7:30:21 AM

Early signs of lung cancer could be diagnosed using a simple blood test following a new discovery by scientists at the University of York. Early detection of lung cancer has been shown to save lives, but available methods for screening at-risk people are either too costly or involve invasive procedures. The latest findings, published today in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, mean that a simple blood test could now be developed. Dr Dawn Coverley, who is based at the University's Department of Biology and is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, has found that an altered form of a protein called Ciz1 is present in lung cancers, even when they are at a very early stage.

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