Lung nodules can be diagnosed as inoffensive or dangerous with the help of a new blood test
A blood test to diagnose lung cancer - short science news - cancer news

Many patients are diagnosed with lung nodules that are difficult to classify as benign or malignant without an invasive procedure like a biopsy. A new clinical trial tested the possibility of using a simple blood test to facilitate the diagnostic procedure. The test detects two biomarkers for lung cancer, two proteins called LG3BP and C163A. When the test was combined with information about the patient and the characteristics of the nodules it proved to be accurate in 98% of the cases. This could be a practical way to rule out those individuals with low risk of developing lung cancer.

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Scientific publication: Chest Journal