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New blood test could revolutionize cancer screening

Most of the news in 2010 about Johnson & Johnson has been humiliating – millions of over-the-counter medicines recalled because of filthy manufacturing practices or smelly medicines, not to mention the recall of nearly 100,000 artificial hip devices because of defective parts. But the start of 2011 sheds a little positive light on the pharmaceutical giant. J&J has announced they have teamed up with researchers to create a blood test that can distinguish a single cancer cell among billions of healthy ones. The test could one day be used as an early diagnostic tool for cancer and could replace uncomfortable ... Read More

Blood test to detect colon cancer seeks FDA approval

Yet another biotech company is diligently working to find a safer, less invasive test besides a colonoscopy to detect cancers of the colon and rectum. EDP Biotech Corporation of West Knoxville, Tenn., has announced that it is seeking FDA approval of a blood test to detect colon cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States, and is among the most deadly of cancers. In an effort to improve those statistics, doctors began recommending that people have regular colon screenings, such as colonoscopies, to look ... Read More