EASIER WAY TO DETECT BLADDER CANCER!
A BREAKTHROUGH simple and noninvasive test promises to identify killer bladder cancer easier and more accurately than current screenings involving surgery or camera catheterization to view the organ.
Scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts used atomic force microscopy to identify the disease — that killed more than 17,000 in 2018 — by simply mapping the surface of cells taken from the urine of patients.
“By introducing a noninvasive diagnostic method that is more accurate than the invasive visual examination, we could significantly decrease the cost and inconvenience to patients,” says Tufts engineering Prof. Igor Sokolov.
“All that is needed is a urine sample and not only could we more effectively monitor patients after treatment, we could also more easily screen healthy individuals who may have a family history of the disease, and potentially detect the grade of cancer development.”