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Early detection: scientists develop blood test for breast cancer

A reliable blood test for breast cancer was not yet available. Now science is learning, apparently, has achieved a breakthrough With a method that the disease p

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Early detection: scientists develop blood test for breast cancer

A reliable blood test for breast cancer was not yet available. Now science is learning, apparently, has achieved a breakthrough With a method that the disease proves rapidly in the blood .

Heidelberg scientists want to bring in this year a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer on the market. It is the first market-ready blood test for breast cancer. A Blood test is fast, there is no radiation exposure and no tissue removal.

"The new blood-based process is significantly less burdensome for women," says Prof. Sarah Schott of the University women's clinic in Heidelberg, Germany. She has developed the Test together with the Medical Director of the gynaecological clinic, Prof. Christof son and with the HeiScreen GmbH, a company of the hospital.

For women over 50 the Test is not an Alternative to magnetic resonance mammography.

Test, especially in younger women successfully

Previously, it was investigated the Test to 900 women. Especially in women under 50 years of age, he proved to be very reliable. He realized the cancer in 80 to 90 percent of the cases - a strike rate comparable to that of mammography. Similarly, the Test in the case of women worked with a family history exists.

In women over 50 against which the regular pension it is recommended to study the detection rate was only 60 percent. Much too low to be used as an Alternative to the mammogram in question.

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