Innovative blood test may detect cancers that are otherwise hard to diagnose

  • Researchers have designed a blood test for cancer that looks at the methylation of cell-free DNA.
  • A large-scale trial is ongoing to determine how the Gallieri test, as it is known, influences the time to cancer diagnosis.
  • Some results from the trial were recently presented at a conference.
  • They show a high rate of false positives but a low rate of false negatives.

By Hannah Flynn on September 16, 2022

Fact checked by Ferdinand Lali, Ph.D.

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