‘First urine test’ to spot can­cer

China Daily - - WORLD -

A firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world’s first ex­per­i­ment to test for can­cer us­ing urine sam­ples, which would greatly fa­cil­i­tate screen­ing for the deadly dis­ease. En­gi­neer­ing and IT con­glom­er­ate Hi­tachi de­vel­oped the ba­sic tech­nol­ogy to de­tect breast or colon can­cer from urine sam­ples two years ago. Re­search pub­lished ear­lier this year demon­strated that a new blood test has shown prom­ise to­ward de­tect­ing eight dif­fer­ent kinds of tu­mors be­fore they spread else­where in the body.

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