Saliva test successfully tested for pancreatic cancer in “95% of patients”

A simple test that detects fragments of genetic material from cancers in your saliva has the potential to revolutionise cancer treatment. And the test, developed by researchers in the US, is not the only one in development.

Professor David Wong – the principle investigator of the Salivary Diagnostics unit at the University of California’s School of Dentistry – told AP the test requires: “less than one drop of saliva and we can turn the test around in 10 minutes. It can be done in a doctor’s office while you wait”.

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