Navigation Links
Detection of Cancer

A simple blood test which may allow the early detection of all forms of cancer has been developed by the British research team. Similar to a cholesterol test, the 'C-Test' will be evaluated in a clinical trial in Edinburgh over the next 10 months. It is based on scientific work by the John Baskin's School of Medical Research at the Engalnd National University.

Professor Rodrigues Pat, leader of the research team, said the blood test is based on a specific molecule which appears to be missing when cancers begin to develop."The lack of this diagnostic molecule may be associated with the ability of cancers to escape the immune system and cause disease," he said.//

The beauty of the C-Test is that it has the potential to detect prostate, breast, lung and colo-rectal cancers - the four major causes of cancer deaths worldwide. "The ability to do a broad test for cancers will be extremely important, as early detection is a major factor in determining the success of cancer treatments," said Professor Pat.

The C-test also has the advantage of being less invasive than other tests. "The current test for prostate cancer is not very reliable and gives many false positives, while many women find a mammogram awkward," Professor Parish explained. The value of mammography for breast cancer screening is also under debate, as reported in The Lancet this week.The clinical trial, which will involve 1,450 people and be run by the National Health Science Centre, will determine the sensitivity of the C-Test in detecting cancers. The hope is that it will complement existing diagnostic procedures, and thereby improve the accuracy of cancer detection.

The first stage of the test, C-Test1, uses a technique called mass spectrometry to search for the diagnostic molecule, which seems to be missing when cancer is present.The 'immunostimulator' nature of this diagnostic molecule points to its use as a potential cancer treatment, but Professor Parish cautions that further research is needed to evaluate this possibility.

The second stage, C-Test2, would use a similar technique to identify the type of cancer present."Mass spectrometry may enable us to identify a molecular 'signature' unique to each cancer and therefore give us a way of distinguishing between them," said Professor Pat.Preliminary studies on both animals and humans using C-Test1 have provided promising results, and studies are underway to develop C-Test2, he said.


Related medicine news :

1. Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer
2. Early Detection of Lung Cancer
3. Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
4. Early Detection Of Facial Abnormalities in a Fetus
5. Early Detection Of Lung Cancer
6. Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
7. Do Not Neglect Your Abdominal Pain/ Swelling - Help Your Doctor In Early Cancer Detection
8. Patient Negligence - Significant Problem In The Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
9. Digital Mammogram For Detection Of Breast Cancer In Women With Dense Breasts
10. Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer For Complete Recovery From Prostate Cancer
11. A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma
Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... December 1, 2015 ... of the company’s growing product line of food safety and seafood fraud prevention ... (Oncorhynchus nerka) – allow InstantLabs to offer fast, reliable species identification for the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 ... ... of non-traumatic limb amputations in the United States. Podiatrists are well aware that ... to adopt therapeutic behaviors) are often catastrophic contributors to diseases of the diabetic ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Center of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced that the organization has awarded Education and ... Francisco, with a Distinguished Award. The award celebrates exceptional special needs providers that ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Effective Post-Affiliation Integration ,” addresses a main “pain point” for merging or aligning ... results, once a deal is signed. This quick-read guidance suggests that failing ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, ... ... honored by Modern Luxury’s Angeleno Magazine as a Modern Man for 2015. ... luxury lifestyle publisher in the United States. Established in 1994, Modern Luxury includes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... and PITTSBURGH , Dec. ... announced that it expects to be the first to ... funded by international donors, TLE400 (Tenofovir Disoproxyl Fumarate 300 ... for $99 per patient, per year. Mylan partnered with ... The significantly reduced price could generate savings of tens ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015  Six months of adjunctive metformin therapy ... 1 diabetes, according to new research from T1D Exchange ... may have a beneficial effect on measures of obesity, including ... of the Journal of the American Medical Association , ... effect of metformin on overweight and obese adolescents with type ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 ... of the "2016 Europe Enteric ... Coli, Enterovirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus, Salmonella, Shigella, ... offering. --> ) ... "2016 Europe Enteric Disease Testing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: