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Early detection: breast cancer blood test, but not ready for the market

a few weeks Ago, experts from Heidelberg reported that there is a new method for the early detection of breast cancer - a blood test. But now the University hospital back row.

This message is provided for a month for vortex: A blood test early detection of breast cancer coming in on the market this year, as it was then. Now the University hospital of rowing back to Heidelberg. You have made women possibly false hopes, said a spokeswoman for the clinic. For this, you would apologize.

criticism of scientific societies

In February, had declared a outsourced companies of the University hospital of the media, the market introduction of the blood tests should be planned in this year will be according to a spokesperson for the case. Several professional societies had practiced sharp criticism of the PR work of the University hospital and the related companies. The results of the Tests on women are as yet not have been published yet in a peer-reviewed journal.

Also, the University distanced itself from the PR-strategy. The media monitoring was responsible for the Heiscreen GmbH - the project leader, Professor Christof Sohn and Professor Sarah Schott, respectively, of the shares of either four or seven percent.

The German cancer research center (DKFZ), said that the data quoted from the press release would not be sufficient for an evaluation, they were complete. Another point of criticism: The study was completed in February and there is information missing to be classified, for example, how often is Healthy with the Test incorrectly as sick.

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