Med Sci (Paris)
Volume 34, Number 4, Avril 2018
|Page(s)||363 - 365|
|Published online||16 April 2018|
Dépister les cancers asymptomatiques ?
Screening for asymptomatic cancers?
UMR 7268 ADÉS, Aix-Marseille, Université/EFS/ CNRS; CoReBio PACA, case 901, Parc scientifique de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
A recent publication describes a sophisticated “liquid biopsy” procedure that analyses both tumoral DNA and proteins present in peripheral blood to provide sensitive detection of different types of cancer. These results represent a significant advance, but they still fall short of the sensitivity and specificity required, and it seems unlikely that they could progress to a level at which screening of the (asymptomatic) general population would have a really favourable benefit to risk ratio.
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