Health

Israel discovers blood test to match treatment to lung cancer

Agency | October 23, 2018 12:54 PM

JERUSALEM: Israeli researchers have discovered a method for matching precise treatment to lung cancer patients through simple blood tests, Hebrew-language website "Ynet" reported on Monday.

The study, conducted by the oncology department at Soroka Hospital in southern Israel, examined the contribution of the use of "Guardant360" non-invasive liquid biopsy to match accurate treatment for patients with metastases.

Guardant360 test detects DNA segments in the patient's blood, originated from the cancerous tumor or its metastasis.

After examining 116 advanced stage non-small-cell lung carcinoma cancer patients, the study concluded that 65 percent of the patients had a genetic modification that could be treated with drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Punjab on road to becoming Skill Capital of Country: Charanjit Singh Channi
Punjab on road to becoming Skill Capital of Country: Charanjit Singh Channi
Problem of stray cattle all set to go from Jalandhar city as MoU inked for shifting these animals to Kania Kalan Gaushala
Problem of stray cattle all set to go from Jalandhar city as MoU inked for shifting these animals to Kania Kalan Gaushala
Ropar Police unearths Army recruitment scam in Punjab
Ropar Police unearths Army recruitment scam in Punjab
Capt. Amarinder launches Rahul Gandhi’s flagship 'Shakti' project for Punjab congress workers
Capt. Amarinder launches Rahul Gandhi’s flagship 'Shakti' project for Punjab congress workers
Rotational irrigation programme from January 20 to 27
Rotational irrigation programme from January 20 to 27
2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal
2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal
Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada
In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada
Politics over Kartarpur corridor must stop: AAP
Politics over Kartarpur corridor must stop: AAP
Couple booked for cheating
Couple booked for cheating
Photographers demand strict action against killers of lens man
Photographers demand strict action against killers of lens man
Punjab Government gives big relief to the Unaided Colleges: - JAC
Punjab Government gives big relief to the Unaided Colleges: - JAC