Test could diagnose oesophageal cancer 8 years earlier

Anne Li                                                                                     November 10th, 2017


A new genetic test could help diagnose oesophageal cancer up to 8 years before symptoms appear in people at a high risk of the disease, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. University of Cambridge researchers  Sarah Killcoyne and Eleanor Gregson looked at tissue samples from people with Barrett’s oesophagus – a common condition of the food pipe that can develop into cancer in around 5% of people.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-11-06-test-could-diagnose-oesophageal-cancer-8-years-earlier

Post a comment