New study: Blood test spots multiple cancers without clear symptoms

Doctors around the world and here in the US are hailing the effectiveness of Galleri, a new blood test that can spot several cancers.

The Galleri test looks for Cancer DNA in the blood.  The new Pathfinder Study found it detected dozens of new cases including many at an early stage and nearly three-quarters were forms of cancer not routinely screened for.

Doctors involved hope the test will save lives by detecting cancer early enough for surgery and treatment to be more effective, but caution that the technology is still in development.

Beyond spotting the presence of disease, the test predicts where the cancer is, allowing doctors to fast-track the follow-up work needed to locate and confirm a cancer.

Several publications have evaluated Galleri.  Here are a few places to read more:


The Guardian 

Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Research UK