Navigation Links
Moving Closer to a Urine Test for Colon Cancer
Date:4/26/2010

Screening could complement or reduce need for colonoscopy, researchers say

MONDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to develop a urine test to screen for colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed urine samples from 60 people with colon cancer and 63 cancer-free people. They identified unusual levels of 16 substances in the urine of the cancer patients, including elevated levels of tryptophan, one of the 22 amino acids found in proteins.

The findings demonstrate the potential of using a urine test as a way to diagnose colon cancer, Wei Jia, of the department of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and colleagues wrote.

The study is published in the Journal of Proteome Research.

A urine test may complement or even reduce the need for colonoscopy, which is the most effective method for early screening of colon cancer. However, colonoscopy can be unpleasant, costly and time-consuming for patients, according to the researchers.

Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about colorectal cancer screening.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Chemical Society, news release, April 21, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. AARP Maryland Applauds Senate for Moving Health Care Reform Forward
2. AARP Applauds Senate for Moving Health Care Reform Forward
3. Bishops Call Senate Health Care Reform Bill Deficient, Essential Changes Needed Before Moving Forward
4. Miles for Hope’s Moving Towards A Cure(SM) Brain Tumor Walk in Boston Raising Funds for Brain Tumor Vaccine and Massachusetts General Hospital
5. Minnesota Moving Company, Barrett Moving & Storage Launches New Online Look at www.barrettmoving.com
6. Lawmakers Getting Closer to Health Care Reform
7. Health Care Reform Moves One Step Closer to Bringing Relief to Idaho Families
8. Idaho House Moves State Closer to Health Care Disaster
9. Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments
10. Stevens Hospital One Step Closer to Affiliation with Swedish
11. Mind Reading Moves Closer to Reality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health ... of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to ... Christian University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June ... wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of ... , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and ... according to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a ... American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will ... Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career ... all forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... one that has a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, reports a ... The results, published online this week in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016 Cirujanos holandeses han puesto ... los médicos a compartir sus mejores prácticas por el ... Profesionales médicos de Europa, África, Asia ... la aplicación, que combina la transmisión en vivo con ... Educación   "Imagine un médico de ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage Medical, ... technology company focused on advancing renal care, today announced ... plans to participate in the following schedule of investor ... be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, June ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... HONG KONG , May 24, 2016 ... de COMBO ™ , la ... présentent des cathéters destinés à l,intervention portant ... artério-veineuse (FAV)   OrbusNeich, entreprise ... vasculaires permettant de changer la vie, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: