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Simple Blood Test Could Detect Cancer Early

Detecting many forms of cancer may soon be as easy as a simple blood test, according to a new study.   The blood test, developed by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, could also be used to “monitor the amount of cancer in a patient’s body,” say the researchers, as well as measure their response to various treatments.   The test, called CAPP-Seq, for Cancer Personalized Profiling by deep Sequencing, is a refinement of past approaches to measuring the level of...

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