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University researchers develop blood test that accurately detects early stages of lung, breast cancers

Wednesday September 26, 2012

Researchers at Kansas State University have developed a simple blood test that can accurately detect the beginning stages of cancer.


In less than an hour, the test can detect breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer — the most common type of lung cancer — before symptoms like coughing and weight loss start. The researchers anticipate testing for the early stages of pancreatic cancer shortly.

The test was developed by Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry, and Deryl Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology. Both are also researchers affiliated with Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center and the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

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