The desire to detect cancer before it spreads to other areas of the body remains one of the priorities of the cancer research field. Why? Because, early detection of tumorous cancers could potentially be cured by surveillance and surgery alone, before metastasis occurs.
Although this year was a banner year for new cancer treatments, seeing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two separate novel cancer therapies (leukemia, lymphoma), progress remains slow.
So, while we wait for new cancer treatments to come to fruition, some groups think that early detection is the new horizon of cancer treatment and a new paper in Science present an improved blood test for cancer detection called CancerSEEK.