Community Clinic, Namida Lab to study new breast cancer screening test

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Community Clinic is partnering with Namida Lab to study a new breast cancer screening test.

The test, called Melody, looks at the proteins in tears to determine if someone has breast cancer.

Anna Daily is Namida Lab’s vice president of product development and innovation.

She says there’s a large population of women who aren’t screening for various reasons from limited access to a mammography to fear of radiation.

Daily says melody was created to give more women a fighting chance.

“Our thoughts were it could be offered in free and community clinics in places where populations of women have health care providers they’re already comfortable with,” Daily said. “And it’s a facility and an environment they’re already comfortable with. You can just take a tear sample, it’s really easy and quick.”

While Melody is still going though clinical studies, daily says it should be available to the public within the next year.

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