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Can One Drop of Blood Diagnose Cancer?

According to the researchers at Amsterdam’s VU University Cancer Research Centre, the answer is yes.  The research team, lead by Professor Tom Würdinger have, in fact, developed a technique that can detect cancer in the early stages using a single drop of blood.

The researchers discovered that platelets (colorless blood cells that help blood clot) from cancer patients contain RNA (copies of parts of the DNA) of the tumour.

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