'Critical' test could help Maori cancer patients

An Otago scientist is developing a 'critical' test that can help close the gap created by healthcare inequities in Maori and rural communities.

University of Otago Professor of Biochemistry Dr Parry Guilford is working on introducing a simple blood test to detect DNA that comes from cancerous tumours in the bloodstream.

He hopes that this new test will enable earlier indications of whether or not cancer treatments are working.

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Published by Otago Daily Times on 24 April 2018.



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