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

  • Caroline Dive

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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.

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