Can a Blood Test Detect Early Stage Cancer?

Imagine walking into a doctor’s office for a simple blood test—and catching an early sign of cancer that saves your life. That might become a reality soon, thanks to new research published in the journal Science.

While this may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi novel, it’s actually true. Nickolas Papadopoulos and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a new test that can screen and identify the earliest stages of cancer. (For more good news, check out all of the most groundbreaking cancer research of 2017.)

Excerpted from Reader’s Digest

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