The CancerLocator can detect early stages of cancer with 80% accuracy!
Researchers at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) have recently created a computer program that detects cancer by sensing tumor tissues in the body. The program which is being called the CancerLocator can also detect where the cancer is located in the body.
The CancerLocator program, combined with a practical blood test, could be simple enough to be included in a routine health check in the future.
The program works by analysing the amount of tumor DNA that’s currently travelling around the blood. Professor Jasmine Zhou and her team at UCLA detected early stage cancer in 80% of cases with their focus on breast, lung, and liver cancer.
Professor Zhou said that she hopes the diagnostic test will be available within this year. “It depends on training data, testing and machine learning”, she said in an interview with the Independent.
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