Prostate cancer spit test is trialled
A spit test to detect men at increased risk of prostate cancer has started early trials.
The new DNA test looks for high-risk genes that are thought to affect one in every 100 men.
Three hundred men are taking part in the trials, from three London GP surgeries.
Developing better diagnostic tests that could be used as part of a nationwide screening programme is a research priority for prostate cancer.
At present, there is no single, reliable test for prostate cancer. The PSA blood test, biopsies and physical examinations are all used.
But the PSA can give false positives and sometimes misses... read more
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