Leyla Raiani
Feb 21, 2012

New blood test detects cancer at a very early stage

A new method has been developed for detecting cancer with blood tests, and with the help of infrared light beans. Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in Israel, take a small amount of blood and insert it into a device in which a spectrum of infrared light is beamed through the blood, enabling them to estimate whether the patient has cancer or not. The initial trial was successful in detecting cancer in almost 90 percent of cancer patients tested. Doctors say it is imperative to increase early detection of cancer in patients, before it gets to advanced stages that must be treated with a long and difficult treatment. The  main purpose of this research is to develop an efficient, cheap and simple method to detect as many types of cancers as possible.