Researchers Work on method of Diagnosing Cancer Before Tumors Form
May 28th, 10:47 PM CDT
May 31st, 10:47 PM CDT
Revolutionary work is now underway in this DNA lab at Baylor Medical Center.
Baylor and TGen, an Arizona genetic research lab, have partnered on a gene–sequencing project to create a blood test, which can diagnose cancer earlier than ever.
Dr. Ajay Goel says that could take cancer prediction to new heights.
“Probably several months or even several years before we can predict that this patient has something on in their blood,” he says.
In two to five years, Baylor says patients undergoing annual physicals will be able to have what are called liquid biopsies.
A blood screening for cancer that would not only be easy and frequent, but less invasive than surgical biopsies, mammograms and colonoscopies.
--- KEYC News 12