A novel non-invasive technique can successfully detect human papilloma virus-16 — the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer — in saliva samples.
A new rapid test is expected to return a finding after just 60 to 90 min — and all it requires to diagnose asthma is a drop of blood and the immune cells it contains.
The urine test diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods.
Scientists have discovered markers in the blood that can differentiate between a benign mole and a melanoma in the eye, while also identifying if the cancer has spread.
The UK's National Cancer Research Institute has announced several promising new methods for detecting cancer early, as detailed at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference.
The test procedure is hoped to positively impact tuberculosis diagnosis in adults living in remote areas.
In contrast to liquid biopsies, which detect genetic mutations or other cancer-related alterations in DNA, the technology focuses on modifications to DNA known as methyl groups.
Oncimmune's EarlyCDT Lung test has been found to reduce the incidence of patients with late-stage lung cancer at diagnosis, compared with standard clinical diagnosis.
Researchers have developed a novel technology that could sensitively detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine disease aggressiveness, from the least invasive biopsies.
By measuring intact living cancer cells in the patient's blood, rather than the PSA protein, the method potentially provides a more accurate test for prostate cancer.
Eye-tracking technology could be used in future to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease.
The 'two-in-one' test not only detects the type of HPV infection but also indicates precancerous markers.
The test could soon result in tailored treatment for women with invasive lobular breast cancer, in some cases relieving patients from the gruelling process of undergoing chemotherapy.
A virus scanner for a smartphone might not sound too exciting at first, but the device in question doesn't search for the latest malware; it scans biological samples for real viruses.
Electronic voltammetric tongues could help detect bladder cancer in its earliest stages with a small urine sample.