Simple urine test might spot early colorectal cancer

Urine test appears to be able to spot the signs of early colorectal cancer, and might eventually do away with less appealing test methods. The urine test is based on “metabolomics,” which is the analysis of the chemical fingerprints left by cellular processes in the body, including the changes of normal cells into cancer cells.

It works by identifying cancer cell waste products that are then excreted into the urine by small polyps and tumours. If the test proves accurate, researchers hope it could one day change the way patients are screened for colorectal cancer and maybe other cancers as well. Read more…

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