MAIL ONLINE: New blood test could spare thousands of lung cancer patients from chemotherapy by spotting if tumour will spread

  • Caroline Dive

    Press/Media: Research

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    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.

    Period7 Oct 2019

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    • TitleNew blood test could spare thousands of lung cancer patients from chemotherapy by spotting if tumour will spread
      Media name/outletMail Online
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/10/19
      DescriptionThe 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.
      URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7545705/New-blood-test-spare-thousands-lung-cancer-patients-chemo.html
      PersonsCaroline Dive

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Cancer

    Keywords

    • cancer