2 tests ease detection of hard-to-spot cancers, study finds

06/3/2009 | Yahoo!

The use of cytology as well as digital image analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization boosted the rate of cancer detection in the pancreas and bile duct from 20% to 43%, Mayo Clinic researchers found. The tests could help spot hard-to-detect cancers at their earliest stage, allowing for the best treatments and improving patient survival, the study's senior author said.

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