Experts: cancer can detect one drop of saliva

For quick and simple tests the future of modern Oncology, Professor David Wong from the University of California. Together with colleagues he developed 10-minute test for use at home. One drop of saliva it is possible to assume the presence or absence of cancer, tells The Telegraph. According to preliminary data, the test's accuracy reaches 100%.

Now most of the diagnostic methods associated with cancer or imaging methods of the human body (x-ray, MRI, CT) or with determination of blood hormones or genetic analysis of different mutations. Such analyses require much time and are not cheap. For primary diagnosis, scientists have developed a saliva test.

Now a group of patients with lung cancer for testing. Need to elaborate the system for implementing it in the conditions of modern hospitals. Scientists expect to obtain permission for the use of the test in medicine will happen in the next two years.

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