Simple test for gastric cancer may be possible
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Ying Xu at the University of Georgia and colleagues have identified that certain proteins excreted in urine can indicate the presence of gastric cancer — the #2 cancer killer in the world.
Using a small set of samples (21 from healthy people and 21 from stomach cancer patients), the researchers determined the healthy people should have the protein (endothelial lipase) in their urine. They are expanding their gastric cancer study to a larger sample and hope that in the future, the detection of abnomally abundant proteins in urine will lead to diagnosis of many types of cancer and other diseases. Read more>
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