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5 healthcare breakthroughs Pakistanis would love

Edible sensors, cancer detectors are on the horizon

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February 25, 2019


Simple blood tests can help detect, target cancer

CHICAGO: Blood samples can be just as effective as invasive tissue biopsies in monitoring cancer and can help doctors better prescribe treatment, a study revealed Saturday. Although tumor biopsies are generally used to assess changes in a cancer’s DNA, blood samples can do the same thing, according to the study presented at the annual meeting…

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June 5, 2016


Prenatal blood tests detect cancer signal in some women

LA JOLLA: A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as Down Syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who took Sequenom Inc's MaterniT21 test, which scans their genetic code and…

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March 6, 2015