Scientists Can Now Detect Cancer Only in 10 Minutes: A new technology have work very easily, Scientists have yet to figure out a surefire way to cure cancer. Until then, the methods currently at our disposal rely on early diagnosis. That’s why it’s so amazing that researchers in Australia have uncovered a way to test for early stage cancer using only a patient’s blood!.
Scientists Can Now Detect Cancer Only in 10 Minutes:
Scientists at the University of Queensland, have developed a universal cancer test that uses a simple co-lour-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant cells anywhere in the body. The best part? It takes less than 10 minutes!.
A major advantage of this technique is that it is very cheap and extremely simple to do, so it could be adopted in the clinic quite easily, Dr Laura Carrascosa, a researcher on the study
alongside Professor Matt Trau, Dr Abu Sina, told the Guardian.
The test works by manipulating the fact that normal DNA and cancer DNA stick to metal surfaces differently. And if you have cancer cells anywhere in your body, they travel through the bloodstream. This test then checks for even tiny traces of these malignant cells in your blood!.
The test is still being refined, so it’ll be a while before it can be approved and adopted worldwide. However, it promises the ability to detect the oft-fatal medical condition through simple regular screening tests in a doctor’s clinic!.
Right now, it has a 90 percent sensitivity, meaning it can detect 90 out of a 100 cases of very early stage cancer. The team envisions it as an easily accessible early warning system, where doctors can order more intensive tests on a positive result!.
Doctors won’t anymore have to rely on a patient noticing a lump or reporting symptoms, and then order an invasive biopsy. Instead, routine (and cheap) quarterly tests at the very least would be even more effective at catching any cancer development early!.