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For this assignment, the scientific research article that I had found was entitled “Detection and localization of surgically resectable cancers with a multi-analyte blood test”, written by (there are many authors) (dated 18 Jan 2018). The scientific publication presents a discovery that detects early signs of cancer from blood tests called “CancerSEEK” (site).The authors of the scientific publication emphasize that CancerSEEK is still in the development process and has not been approved sufficient enough due to its inconsistent results, however, they believe that they are close. The beginning of the article starts off by acknowledging the purpose of their scientific research by stating that “one major goal in cancer research is, therefore, the detection of cancers before they metastasize to distant sites” (site it). Identifying early signs of cancer blood cells in the body before they become more apparent would allow doctors to reduce the number of cancer-related deaths. Currently, there is only one other blood test for early cancerous cell detection called “prostate specific antigen” (PSA), a method that is questioned by many because of its practice. CancerSEEK has been tested to identify the following common types of cancer in the liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, and breast; some which aren’t detectable until the later stages of diagnosis. In addition, CancerSEEK has demonstrated its effectiveness on average of about 70% of the time in detecting early signs of cancer in each of the eight types, displaying promising results. The tests that yield these results were done using 1005 patients with cancerous cells that had not yet spread throughout the body (non-metastasis). Data analysis had shown that the highest success rates were found in the following five types of cancers liver, stomach, ovary, pancreas, and esophagus showing 68%-98% success. (Mention some more things like specificity 99%)There are many important benefits of reading an original science research publication as opposed to a news article. Firstly, scientific research papers are peer-reviewed by third-party sources. This is crucial because it ensures that the information published has been approved by another source within the same field in order to prevent there from being bias or inadequate results inputted (provide example and site). Secondly, in the scientific journal, all of the information is clearly recorded which includes the experiment done. This is an important factor because it allows for other scientific researchers who are reading the publication to repeat the steps from the article in order to determine whether the publisher’s results were arbitrary or not. Thirdly, scientific research publications are primary sources meaning that the information presented is gathered by the person(s) carrying out the research. The fourth reason why scientific research publications are better than news journals is that the findings are not exaggerated and/or misleading. The reason why it is better for the results not to be exaggerated or misleading is because there are many readers that believe most things that they read, especially if they aren’t familiar with the topic, so you don’t want to raise their hopes.  For instance, in the research article, the authors clarify that the results are not final as there still needs to be more evidence like when they say, “To actually establish the clinical utility of CancerSEEK and to demonstrate that it can save lives, prospective studies of all incident cancer types in a large population will be required” (site).  Finally, the fifth reason is that they provide information in many forms. It gets hard sometimes trying to comprehend a lot of information being presented, however by providing visual representations such as charts, and diagrams it better illustrates the information being portrayed. (provide example and site)