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Researchers Hope To Develop A Blood Test For Cancer

A hospital technician processing bloodtests. (Neeta Lind/Flickr)

A hospital technician processing bloodtests. (Neeta Lind/Flickr)

Revolutionary research at Massachusetts General Hospital could soon make cancer screening as common as getting your cholesterol checked.

The hospital is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical company, to develop a blood test for cancer. The partnership is aimed at making the test commercially available, the Boston Globe reported.

How will the new research change how we diagnose and treat cancer? Would you get your blood screened for cancer regularly if the test was as noninvasive as pin prick?

We’ll dive into the ground-breaking plans.

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