“Holy Grail” Blood Test That Can Diagnose Any Type Of Cancer

A “holy grail” blood test that can diagnose any type of cancer years before symptoms appear could be on the horizon. Scientists (from UC Santa Cruz) have discovered a protein released in the early stages of the disease, when tumors are most curable.

… The breakthrough offers hope of a simple screening program for at-risk individuals, such as older or genetically susceptible people. It would work by looking for chemical changes in fragments of genetic code that leak from tumors into the bloodstream.