Blood test for smokers could slash death rates from lung cancer by detecting the disease FOUR YEARS before it shows up on scans

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Published

08 Sep 2019

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Ben Spencer, The Daily Mail

"A quick blood test for smokers could slash death rates from lung cancer, research suggests.

A British study involving 12,200 people found the test detected cancer more than four years before tumours showed up on scans.

The trial, conducted by scientists at universities of Dundee and St Andrews, found far more people were diagnosed at an early stage of cancer using the blood test."

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The research – presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona – found that 41 per cent of patients who received the blood test and then a CT scan were diagnosed at phase one or two, when tumours are still treatable.

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