New Delhi: A minimally invasive single blood test, onko-sure, screens 13 different types of cancers at the earliest stage of the disease, a health expert said Friday."One of the recent advances in the field of cancer screening is onko-sure which can screen as many as 13 different types of cancers including lung, colon, rectum, ovary, liver ... and other cancers," B.R. Das, president (research and innovation) of SRL Diagnostics said in a statement."Every person should take onko-sure minimal invasive test once a year," he added.He said there were a multitude of radiological and pathological tests for cancer diagnosis but few cancer tests for the screening of various types of cancers."The test indicates the presence of protein fragments called FDPs (Fibrinogen Degradation Products), which occur when cancer cells break down their surroundings to facilitate cancer growth.
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