A Japanese government-sponsored project led to the development of a screening method that can detect cancer with just one drop of blood. Clinical trials are underway. The test, said to be over 90% accurate, can detect 13 types of cancer. A similar test for cancer requiring just a drop of urine has already been put to practical use. The key is a 1mm-long creature that reacts to the smell of cancer patients' urine. Both tests can be taken easily and are expected to lead to early detection of cancer.
Blood contains a substance called an exosome, which shows whether cancer is present
This researcher developed the cancer screening test that uses blood
One drop of urine is all that's needed for this 1mm-long worm to detect cancer
This biologist developed the cancer screening test that uses urine