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Early detection

Life Science

Cars need regular MOTs – and so, perhaps, do humans.

The idea is gaining in currency also thanks to developments such as a new test from a Texan company.

It makes cancer easier to detect. What makes their technology special is that it uses traces in the blood. It can tell what type of cancer you have, how far it has spread and how lethal it is.

In the process some 22,000 genes and 61,000 DNA transcripts are analyzed and assessed. An early diagnosis and swift treatment can save lives.

Particularly with diseases such as pancreatic cancer, where patients often don’t experience symptoms until it is too late.

A promising prognosis.

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