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New method to test risk of developing lung cancer

Scientists have developed a method to assess your risk of developing lung cancer based on a blood test. It is more precise than simply asking about patients’ smoking habits, says scientist.

Scientists can now predict breast cancer in four out of five cases

New method can predict breast cancer two to five years before it occurs.

Quicker lymphoma test for dogs

A blood sample is all that is needed in a faster and easier test to see whether dogs have lymph cancer.

Predicting aggressive lymphoma

A statistical genetic analysis can detect when lymphoma will be aggressive. Treatment can thereby be initiated in time.

Lung cancer is rarely detected by current X-ray examinations

X-ray images reveal only 20 percent of the lung cancer cases. CT images reveal 90 percent.

Extreme DNA analysis aids cancer treatment

‘Extreme’ high-resolution DNA analysis reveals the risk of cancer relapse - making treatment more effective.

Protein found that can save colon cancer patients

Patients under treatment for colon cancer who have only a small amount of a certain protein in their tumour are at a high risk of relapse. New information about these tumours can be used in targeted treatment that saves lives.

MRIs can’t detect every prostate cancer

Every year around 5,000 Norwegian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. A new diagnostic procedure using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is in use, but to date it is too unreliable to use on its own.