Screen for stomach cancer with a blood test

A blood test to assess early-stage stomach cancer, a major killer here, could be rolled out in local hospitals as soon as next year .

Instead of going for an uncomfortable endoscopy to see if they are at risk, patients can first take the blood test to see whether more detailed tests are needed.

The diagnostic kit is the brainchild of MiRXES – a spin-off by researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star). With just a few drops of blood, doctors are able to detect accurately whether a patient has developed early-stage gastric cancer.

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