Urine Test May Detect Stomach Cancer

Friday, 29 April 2011 09:27 AM

Standard urine tests could soon be used to detect stomach cancer, scientists believe.

And the standard test for the second-biggest cancer killer in the world could soon be just as easy as conducting a pregnancy test.

Researchers at the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences even believe other cancers can be detected in a similar way, reports Medical Xpress.

“In theory, the methodology that we developed should be applicable to other cancers,” said lead author Ying Xu.

The tests work on the amount of certain proteins in the urine, which are lacking in people suffering from stomach cancer.

The original research involved only 21 healthy people and 21 with stomach cancer. Now Xu and his team are working on a larger sample.

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