Early detection of cancer 1% false positive

jfh

perpetual student
Joined
Dec 3, 2007
Location
Texas, USA
Good news here. So far, it seems expensive, about $1000, and I don't know if insurance will cover.

Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri™ that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. In the study, the Galleri test demonstrated the ability to detect more than 50 types of cancers — over 45 of which have no recommended screening tests today — with a low false-positive rate of less than 1%.

https://advancingthescience.mayo.edu/2021/07/01/early-cancer-detection-test-studied-at-mayo-clinic-is-introduced-nationally/
 

ruffy

New member
Joined
Feb 22, 2022
What good is early detection if what ensues is early, lousy "therapy"?
Let's see some cure rates at Mayo before getting excited about detection.
 

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