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New blood test that can detect breast cancer

A new blood test for breast cancer created by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute could be set to replace current screening methods. 

The test developed in Melbourne will be used to screen 18,000 Australian women diagnosed with cancer each year to see if their disease has returned.

It was developed by Associate Professor Alexander Dobrovic and works by checking for DNA specifically related to tumours in the patient's blood.     MORE

Premier Denis Napthine, Olivia Newton-John and John Brumby ONJCRI Chairman during the Official opening of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Institute in 2014