Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and being diagnosed can be one of the most devastating things one can go through within their lifetimes, especially if the cancer had previously gone undetected and has advanced into more and more severe stages of growth. That being said, however, there is a new type of early detection in regards to cancer, known as the GRAIL Galleri test. This test searches for ctDNA within the bloodstream in order to see if dead cancer cells are present, inferring live cancer cells are still around of the same type. While it does not detect all cancers, some of the most common variants have significantly high sensitivities, such as ovarian, colon, cervical and even pancreatic cancer.
Original article: https://arsham.substack.com/p/is-this-the-holy-grail-for-cancer