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Dr. Anne Marie Lennon of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, describes a new way to detect eight common types of cancer (esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, liver, breast, lung, and ovarian) using a simple blood test. The technique combines genetic indicators with blood protein markers to identify these cancers earlier than ever before, while avoiding false positives.
Dr. Lennon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. After receiving a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a PhD from University College Dublin, Dr. Lennon completed her residency training in internal medicine in Ireland and at the Cleveland Clinic. She then completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, followed by an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Lennon joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2010. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastrointestinal Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Dr. Lennon has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and 21 book chapters and is the co-editor of the textbook "Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Practice." Dr. Lennon’s research is centered on early cancer detection and prevention.
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