Israel Discovers Blood Test To Match Treatment To Lung Cancer
Israeli researchers have discovered a method for matching precise treatment to lung cancer patients through simple blood tests.
The study examined contribution of the use of "Guardant360"
- Oncology department at Soroka Hospital In southern Israel found this
- Guardant360 test detects DNA segments in the patient's blood
- Now blood test can match lung cancer treatment
Israeli researchers have discovered a method for matching precise treatment to lung cancer patients through simple blood tests, Hebrew-language website "Ynet" reported on Monday.
Guardant360 test detects DNA segments in the patient's blood, originated from the cancerous tumor or its metastasis.
After examining 116 advanced stage non-small-cell lung carcinoma cancer patients, the study concluded that 65 percent of the patients had a genetic modification that could be treated with drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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