Friday, 18 September 2015

Signs of brain tumor may show in blood years before diagnosis

A new study indicates that changes in immune function may occur in brain tumors for as long as 5 years before the cancer is detected.  Following an analysis of blood samples collected over 40 years in Norway, researchers determined that "cytokines are activated during an allergy-related immune response...[and] have been linked to reduced risk for glioma [brain tumors]."

To read more about this study, click here.  

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