BOSTON – Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of …
For the field of cancer research, a reliable blood test for colorectal cancer would be a revelation. Currently, the condition is diagnosed through stool blood tests and uncomfortable colonoscopies, but the dream is to be able to find genetic …
The controversial PSA blood test can save some men's lives from prostate cancer, an influential federal panel said in new screening guidelines. Every man between the ages of 55 and 69 is advised to talk to their doctors about taking the …
When you think about your risk for ovarian cancer, you think about your mom, your aunt or perhaps your sister. You don't think about your dad, brother or son. You could be dead wrong. That's the lesson from Richard Wender, chief …
Some medical experts are touting alternatives to colonoscopies as a way to improve screening rates for colorectal cancer. It might be time to knock the colonoscopy off its pedestal. Since about 2000, the procedure has been widely …
Prostate cancer testing guidelines fail to cover important genetic features of patients with the disease, a shortcoming that could be having a major impact on diagnosis and treatment decisions, according to a study. The researchers from …
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine published a study, April 6, in “Nature Medicine,” revealing that cancer may now be detected through a simple, ultra-sensitive, blood test. Doctors would be able to use the test to …
Scientists say they've developed a new blood test for identifying pancreatic cancer -- a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly type of tumor because it's often detected too late for …
Cervical cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer affecting women all over the world. In most cases, the …
Detecting breast cancer with just a blood sample is the goal of several new tests hitting the market, but experts say it's too early to tell whether using such tests could make a difference in terms of patients' treatment and survival. One new …