Experiment seeks blood test for breast cancer
Tue, Mar 9 2010
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental approach that looks for the DNA leaking out from dead and dying cells may provide a route to a blood test for breast cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.
An initial study showed the test detected 70 percent of breast cancer cases, and correctly cleared 100 percent of women who did not have breast cancer, the team at Chronix Biomedical, a privately-owned company in San Jose, California, said.
The experimental test is not ready to develop into a product but provides a basis for further research, they wrote in the journal Molecular Cancer Research.
"It is based on finding the unique DNA fingerprints from dead and dying cells," Chronix CEO Howard Urnovitz said in a telephone interview.
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