Cancer remains one of the most widespread, and deadly, diseases in the world, but in 2016 we’ve come far in discovering ways to better diagnose, treat, and even cure some forms of cancer. Here is a list of five of the most impressive cancer breakthroughs of the year.
- Blood Test Breast Cancer Detection
As most women know, breast cancer detection usually involves an uncomfortable mammogram followed by invasive biopsies. However, in September, researchers made strides in creating the first blood test for detecting breast cancer.
According to a recent study, the test detects certain biomarkers in the blood that are released by cancerous tumors. Although still years from becoming available to the public, it will one day make breast cancer detection both easier, cheaper, and faster.