Danish Researchers Develop New Blood Test Able to Predict Future Breast Cancer

Danish Researchers Develop New Blood Test Able to Predict Future Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women in both less developed and developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Now, scientists at the University of Copenhagen developed a blood test method that can predict future breast cancer, which led to better prevention and early treatment of the disease. The study along with the research results were recently published in Metabolomics. "The method is better than mammography, which can only be used when the disease has already occurred. It is not perfect, but it is truly amazing that we can predict breast cancer years into the future," said Rasmus Bro, a professor of chemometrics in the Department of Food Science at University of Copenhagen in a recent news release. He also mentioned that the approach was only tested and validated in a single population, demanding more validation before it can be put in practice. However, the new test could generate a shift in the early diagnosis paradigm. "The potential is that we can detect a disease like breast cancer much earlier than today. This is important as it is easier to treat if you discover it early. In the long term, it will probably also be possible to use similar models to predict other diseases," said Lars Ove Dragsted, a professor of biomedicine in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports in the news release. The new blood test was developed i
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