Blood test for 50 cancers: BBC News Review

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👉The story :
A new blood test can identify more than 50 types of cancer.

Not only that, in 85% of cases, it correctly located the source of the disease.

The test works by looking for changes in the genetic code of cancers.

Researchers at Oxford University, where the trial took place, say the results have been encouraging so far, but there’s more to do.

👉Key words and phrases:
show promise
🔎show signs of future success
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🔎describes something incredible
– The woman had a miracle baby aged 50 after many unsuccessful attempts.
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🔎very important because it’s never been done before
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✔️ 0:00 – Introduction
✔️ 0:23 – Story
✔️ 1:23 – Headline 1: Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in NHS study – BBC NEWS
✔️ 2:48 – Headline 2: US company comes up with miracle blood test that can detect 50 types of cancer – ECONOMIC TIMES, INDIA
✔️ 4:11 – Headline 3: Major cancer breakthrough as world-first blood test can detect 50 types of cancer – THE EXPRESS
✔️ 5:18 – Language summary

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Written by Romeo Ponce




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