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Arkansas Researchers Develop Blood Test to Detect Early-Stage Cancer

Representation of the molecular structure of a human hepsin protein.

Researchers at Stage 1 Diagnosticsin Little Rock have developed a blood test that can detect early-stage cancer by measuring a patient's levels of hepsin, a protein associated with tumor development. The blood test will be available at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Dr. Blake Johnson, the lead researcher at Stage 1 Diagnostics explains how the blood test works.

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