Title New blood test could spare thousands of lung cancer patients from chemotherapy by spotting if tumour will spread Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/10/19 Description The University of Manchester team, led by Professor Caroline Dive, monitored patients for up to four years.
Blood samples were taken from 100 patients just before surgery to remove lung tumours, from veins running away from their affected lungs.
They searched the blood samples for cancer cells that had escaped from the tumour site and looked at the number and types of these cells.
Results showed those with the most tumour cells in their blood samples were most likely to suffer a recurrence.
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7545705/New-blood-test-spare-thousands-lung-cancer-patients-chemo.html Persons Caroline Dive
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