For many of the most lethal types of cancer, there are few ways to detect the disease early enough for meaningful intervention. But that prognosis may be giving way to a new era. Researchers from Johns Hopkins have just published the results of new work in the journal Science that may usher in a revolutionary new cancer detection blood test. Called CancerSEEK, this newly developed test will be able to detect 8 different types of common cancers that account for nearly 60% of all cancer deaths, including ovarian, liver and pancreatic cancer. For these types of cancer, early detection is critical, and this new blood test, while not perfect, seems to detect these cancers at an early stage, where at present they are undetected by current diagnostic methods. The blood test is now undergoing additional research to confirm its effectiveness, with the goal of creating a test that primary care physicians will be able to someday utilize in their offices. Read more about this exciting research development Here. And speaking of diagnostic blood tests, Read Here about the Israeli research firm that’s utilizing data analysis and machine learning to create a new blood test as an alternative to a colonoscopy for colon cancer detection.