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:6/25/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... will discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June ... share their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room ... Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone ... physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If ... at my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LOS ANGELES , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... (NASDAQ: CAPR ), a biotechnology company ... first-in-class therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in ... progrEssion in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its ... its enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: