World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer

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Australian scientists say test delivers a more accurate diagnosis than the human eye

Australian scientists have developed the world’s first blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages.

Early trials of the test involving 209 people showed it was capable of picking up early stage melanoma in 81.5% of cases.

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