Scientists inch closer to developing blood test for certain nerve cancers – Philly Voice

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute are developing a blood test that can determine whether nerve tumors in people with Neurofibromatosis type 1 are cancerous.
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Researchers are working to develop a blood test that could determine whether people with a specific genetic disorder have developed cancer.

People with the inherited condition Neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, often develop benign tumors along their nerves. Sometimes, those tumors turn into aggressive cancers, but there has not been a non-invasive way to detect that transformation.

The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research has developed a blood test that researchers believe eventually may serve as an inexpensive and highly sensitive screening method.

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