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Technique to Detect Breast Cancer in Urine Developed

(Science Daily)  A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher has developed a new screening method that uses urinalysis to diagnose breast cancer -- and determine its severity -- before it could be detected with a mammogram…
Dr. Yinfa Ma … uses a device called a P-scan, to detect the concentration of certain metabolites called pteredines in urine samples. These biomarkers are present in the urine of all human beings, but abnormally high concentrations can signal the presence of cancer. Ma believes the levels continue to rise as the cancer advances.
Ma has had good results in limited testing and is now expanding testing in a larger study to prove that the technique works.
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