Blood test improves prostate cancer screening

24 August 2021


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The Stockholm3 blood test developed by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has been found to improve the prostate cancer screening process.

In a recent study published in The Lancet Oncology, researchers found that Stockholm3 can decrease the number of MRI scans required by around 33%, as well as preventing the identification of minor, low-risk tumours.

This complements the research team’s previous findings, which suggested that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could lower overdiagnoses and enhance prostate cancer screening.