The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is set to release a new tool for diagnosing cancers in coming months.
The tool is a “pap test”, which is a form of blood testing that can detect tumours.
In the past, people have used it to diagnose the presence of cancer in the head, but now the new test can be used to detect the presence in the liver.
It is also designed to be more accurate than other methods of diagnosing cancer.
The test, which is expected to be released later this month, can be administered via a nasal swab, which can be inserted in a vein or a vein bag and then flushed.
The tests will be offered in a “quick, easy and inexpensive” way, the NHMRC said.
The “pandemic” of cancer that has gripped the world is the “worst cancer event in modern times”, said Dr James Eames, head of the cancer diagnostics branch at the National Cancer Institute.
“It’s going to be a big hit for people who work in this area,” he said.
“What is also going to help the community is that there will be more resources for screening, which will also help the uptake of the test.”
The tool will be available to all people who have cancer.
Dr Eames said the new tool would be able “to identify cancers that may be missed because of a history of other cancers or cancer that is just poorly treated”.
It will be possible to use it to test for more than one tumour, but Dr Eades said it would not be possible for everyone to use a new form of cancer screening, but that there was a lot of potential for it to help people who are struggling with other conditions.
“If you look at the type of cancers that are more common in the population, we are seeing a lot more cancers that people don’t know are in their body,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“The test will help us to identify some of those cancers in a much easier way.”
“The ability to screen for these cancers is really exciting and will be hugely beneficial to the community,” he added.
The new test will not be the first time the disease has been linked to cancer.
It has been used in the past to diagnose other conditions, including kidney cancer.
A study published in The Lancet last year suggested that people who smoked had a 50 per cent higher risk of developing cancer than people who did not.
It also showed that the use of tobacco and alcohol in the same community may be linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
As well as being a cancer screening tool, the new Pap test could also be used for blood tests to test a variety of other conditions including: diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure