Lansing, Michigan Doctor's Approach: Burgeoning blood test may detect cancer

Researchers announced that a blood test that could detect a single cancer cell among a billion healthy cells could be available soon.
Jan. 10, 2011 - PRLog -- The test was developed by researchers at Harvard University and Mass General Hospital. Researchers says the test may catch stray cancer cells in the bloodstream.

For Dr. Marcy Street, founder of Doctors Approach Dermatology in Lansing MI and the nation’s first African American female MOHS surgeon, the potential test is very exciting news.

‘Being able to allow patients to avoid traditional biopsies would be a wonderful thing. The only reticence I see with the potential test is that it is probably very difficult to catch a circulating tumor cell in the midst of the bloodstream in a person’s body, which is constantly moving.’

The test would eliminate the need for tissue biopsies, where doctors have to extract actual tissue. A simple blood test would be far less invasive.

Dr. Marcy Street, Lansing, Michigan, board certified, Mayo clinic trained dermatologist has been in private practice for nearly 20 years. She is a recognized skin care and skin cancer expert with many articles published in popular magazines, professional journals and newspapers. She is also the first Black female Mohs Surgeon in the nation. Dr. Street has also has been interviewed on radio and television, and has spoken to physicians’ groups in both the United States and abroad as a skin cancer expert. She is also the founder of a skin care line also under the name Doctor’s Approach.

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Doctor’s Approach is a full-service medical and surgical dermatology clinic with a cosmetic medical spa. Our dermatology practice has been well established and respected for over 15 years, with patients visiting from all over the Midwest region.
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