There's a distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on the DNA strands, that can predict cancer up to 13 years before the disease actually diagnose, according to the Scientists at Harvard and North Western University. This pattern could absolutely yield a new biomarker to predict cancer development with a blood test with 100% accuracy.
Telomeres are more shorter than they should be and continue to get shorter until around four years before the cancer developed. When they stopped getting small.
The cancer had steal the telomeres shortening in order to flourishes in the body, according to scientists. The 135 patients who were examined and tested positive were eventually diagnosed with different kind of cancer.
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