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Test tells source of mystery cancers

March 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new test could one day help doctors better treat so-called mystery cancers.A mystery cancer is a cancer that doesn't have a primary tumor or that tumor is difficult to find.

The test, developed by an Israeli company, allows researchers to use genetic material to identify the source of the cancer.

Identifying the source will help doctors better treat cancer, because not all therapies work on all cancers.

The test is still under development.

The study is in the Journal of Nature Biotechnology.


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