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Fran Drescher, left, and Sharon Osbourne pose together at the Stand Up to Cancer benefit at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Mass General, Sloan-Kettering, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston will start using a blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones in 2011. They are one of the “dream teams” sharing a $15 million grant from the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, run by the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Blood test to spot cancer

Johnson & Johnson joins scientists to boost hopes for getting test to market

A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.

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