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Tags: blood test


News release far too rosy/conflicted for small study on ovarian cancer test


University PR misleads with claim that preliminary blood test detects early pancreatic cancer


NIH brings balance to recap of study on blood test for gestational diabetes


Claims surrounding new brain injury blood test short on evidence


Announcement oversells blood test for predicting treatment outcomes in prostate cancer


Pilot study on cerebral palsy blood test heralded as ‘breakthrough’ and ‘game changer’

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Potential harms and source of evidence missing in FDA summary of new blood test for concussion


‘Breakthrough’ in multiple sclerosis diagnostic? Not so fast.


PR release calls concussion blood test a ‘game changer’ — based on study involving 12 head injuries


Blood screening test for liver fibrosis billed as a “breakthrough.” Not so fast.