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Can someone explain the oncoblot test that states it can identify 26 types of cancers with a blood test?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Yes

There is a protein that only exists on the surface of these types of cancer cells that the test detects well enough to be the choice in Nat'l Agency research efforts.
Here's a clear explanation from a website - there are many. http://www.cancercenterforhealing.com/early-cancer-detection/ Best!

In brief: Yes

There is a protein that only exists on the surface of these types of cancer cells that the test detects well enough to be the choice in Nat'l Agency research efforts.
Here's a clear explanation from a website - there are many. http://www.cancercenterforhealing.com/early-cancer-detection/ Best!
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Has tumor marker

The oncoblot test relies on identification of a surface tumor marker,the ENOX2 protein.
This is a growth factor protein that appears in a large array of malignancies, not in normal tissue. The 26 tumors that express it are lumped , but not distinguishable as to type. This is similar to mutated mitochondrial DNA present on all tumors and shed in the serum. A good marker is tumor specific.

In brief: Has tumor marker

The oncoblot test relies on identification of a surface tumor marker,the ENOX2 protein.
This is a growth factor protein that appears in a large array of malignancies, not in normal tissue. The 26 tumors that express it are lumped , but not distinguishable as to type. This is similar to mutated mitochondrial DNA present on all tumors and shed in the serum. A good marker is tumor specific.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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