A company that works on so-called liquid biopsies, tests that search for cancer in blood or urine, says its preliminary trials indicate the test is successful at catching early-stage lung cancer. Reuters reports:

OncoCyte said it believes the data provides a level of accuracy well above what is necessary for a commercially successful test.

“If the assay continues to perform at these levels, it could create a significant improvement in the standard of care in lung nodule management,” Dr. Anil Vachani, the study’s lead investigator, said in a statement.

Vachani, from the University of Pennsylvania, will present details of the latest findings at a medical meeting in late May, the company said.

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