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DETECT-A Blood Test Combined with PET-CT May Lead to Surgery with Intent to Cure

Data published in Science demonstrated that multi-cancer blood testing combined with PET-CT can be safely incorporated into routine clinical care, potentially leading to surgery in some cases with the intent to cure.1

The liquid biopsy test, called DETECT-A (Detecting cancers Earlier Through Elective Mutation-based blood Collection and Testing), was found to safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers in over 9,900 women with no evidence or history of cancer, potentially enabling curative treatment.

“This study suggests that a multicancer blood test can be complementary and additive to standard of care screening and may be a good strategy for increasing early detection of cancer,” lead author Anne Marie Lennon, MBBCh, PhD, professor of medicine and interim director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, said in a press release.2

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