A Breakthrough Diagnostic Test Offered to Patients With the Greatest Need
Today, testing for chronic myeloid leukemia () means using fresh blood from the patient. But in remote areas, access to state-of-the-art lab equipment is lacking and shipping blood vials quickly becomes very expensive.
But researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered a revolutionary way to diagnose using dried blood spots on a single card. These cards can be easily shipped and last much longer than fresh blood, giving patients in remote or underserved places the opportunity to receive accurate results at a fraction of the cost.
The Max Foundation is happy to partner with Fred Hutch to provide this low-cost paper test to diagnosefor patients in low- and middle-income countries. Follow us as we travel the world making diagnostics and access to treatment available to all!