A non-invasive diagnostic test for early-stage bronchial carcinoma (lung cancer) is one of the innovative technologies being presented at White Rose Bioscience Forum in York today (03 November).
Developed by Sheffield-based company Medis Diagnostics Ltd, the test - Fortel Bca - provides a reliable and accurate method of diagnosing early stage lung cancer through the analysis of a small blood sample which looks for cellular changes. The test uses data from a specially chosen panel of seven biomarkers, which, together with a patented ‘fuzzy logic’ mathematical process, provides the clinician with not only a benign/malignant diagnosis, but also a specific histology of any malignancy found. The test is cost-effective and offers high specificity and sensitivity and may bring diagnosis of lung cancer forward by up to 18 months.
Lung cancer is a difficult cancer to treat successfully as it frequently remains undiagnosed until it has reached the stage where a patient’s survival chances are low. Accurate earlier diagnosis through Fortel Bca could offer an immediate and significant improvement in the prognosis of those suffering from the disease. The test can also be used by clinicians at regular intervals to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment being given to lung cancer patients.
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