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New Discovery Greatly Improves Detection of HPV in the Bloodstream

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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made new findings which greatly improve detection of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the bloodstream and could further hone precision treatment of the illness.

The team has made the discovery by sequencing circulating tumor DNA, which can lead to the detection of HPV in a person's blood. Previous science in the field has proven the virus, which causes cancers in the throat, mouth, and genital areas can be found in the bloodstream but tests have had limited sensitivity.

The new study provides "ultrasensitive" detection, which could pave the way ...