Anne Li May 13th, 2017
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are to examine whether identifying patterns in medication given to patients before they develop cancer could improve early diagnosis. Looking for patterns in prescriptions and other data could help guide GP referrals, especially in patients with non-specific symptoms that don’t obviously indicate cancer. Only about half of those with the most common cancers have “red-flag” symptoms. And this is even lower in cancers with poor survival rates such as pancreatic, stomach, ovarian and brain cancer.
See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-05-11-prescription-history-could-help-gps-diagnose-cancer-earlier
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