Scientists Develop Tests to Track Skin Cancer Treatment Success

Aug 12, 2020

Cancer has long been a dangerous disease accounting for lots of deaths worldwide. Diagnosing and treating it has also become a big challenge because as the tumors grow, the old cancer cells are replaced by the newly formed ones. These cells then die off, releasing their DNA into the bloodstream of the patient. However, new blood tests have been developed to help in diagnosing it. The new blood test has been designed to aid in treating skin cancer and the tests have proven to be effective after a few days of drug therapy.

Researchers from the Perlmutter Cancer Center and those from the NYU School of Medicine tracked the circulating tumor DNA (“ctDNA”) for the cancer genes in blood samples of patients with stage…


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