New ovarian cancer blood test 99 per cent effective: Yale researchers

A new blood tests has been developed that Yale researchers say can detect ovarian cancer with 99 per cent accuracy. The test uses six protein biomarkers to identify proteins in the bloodstream that signal an ovarian tumour is present in the body. The test is 99.4 per cent effective.

Previous tests for ovarian cancer only used four protein biomarkers and recognized only 15 to 20 per cent of new ovarian tumours. (CBC)