The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced the opening of a new study for participant enrollment that aims to obtain a reference set of blood samples from newly diagnosed patients with cancer and healthy individuals without cancer to include in a future study to assess the utility of early cancer detection blood tests.
The Alliance Multicancer Early Detection (MCED) Biobank Study plans to enroll about 2,000 people. Participants will have a blood sample collected and will complete a health questionnaire. Participants with cancer will have an option to provide a tissue sample. All participants will be asked to provide another blood sample after one year.
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