Blood test that finds 50 types of cancer and location may now be available | A single blood test can detect 50 types of cancer early, the location of the tumor can also be known; American company developed test

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  • American company Grail developed a special type of blood test
  • With the help of artificial intelligence, changes in DNA are checked

A single blood test can detect 50 types of cancer early. To a large extent, the location of cancer can also be known. England’s health agency National Health Services has started this blood test as a pilot study. Scientists say that the goal of this blood test is to reduce the risk of diseases in people 50 years of age and older.

Less chance of wrong prediction
According to a report in the Guardian, with the help of blood tests, head and neck, ovarian, pancreatic, esophageal and blood cancers can be detected early. In the report, scientists have claimed that the prediction of diseases on the basis of the test is less likely to be proved wrong.

According to the report, with the help of this test, accurate information can be given up to 55.1% of cases like blood cancer. At the same time, the probability of proving the disease wrong is only 0.5 percent.

This is how blood test works

  • According to research published in the journal Annals of Oncology, this special type of blood test has been developed by the American company Grail. Tumors growing in the body cause changes in the genetic code present in the blood. These genetic codes can be used to detect diseases early.
  • According to the company, with the help of this test, the signal of cancer can be understood. Once cancer is confirmed, scientists find out which organ is getting the signals of the disease. This is how the location is known.
  • Artificial intelligence has also been used in this investigation. Technology equipped with artificial intelligence examines the DNA and understands the signs of the tumor hidden in it.

Trial on 6200 people
Grail conducted blood tests on 6,200 people aged 50 years and above. Now England’s National Health Service (NHS) will do this test on 1 lakh 40 thousand people. The results of this pilot project of the NHS may be released by 2023.

The burden of cancer cases will decrease
Scientists say, if cancer is detected early, it can be treated successfully. This will also reduce the burden of increasing cancer cases.

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