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26th December 2019 Science news round up

This year has been full of interesting developments, we have cherry picked some of the best ones to share with you.

Click on the links beneath the entries to read more.

Breast cancer

Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer

Date:November 3, 2019Source:National Cancer Research InstituteSummary:Breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it, using a blood test that identifies the body’s immune response to substances produced by tumor cells, according to new research.

Click here to read the news on the Science Daily website.

DIY Home Smear Test

The traditional smear may become a thing of the past, scientists are working on a home test for women to take a sample – either a urine or swab and send in for testing.

Please click here to visit the BBC

Breast cancer vaccine

The last couple of months have bought some good news, a breast cancer vaccine is being developed and it’s looking really promising.

“Florida say a vaccine they have developed could be available within eight years that may not only stop the recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers, but prevent them from developing in the first place.” – From Forbes.com