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Saliva test to detect cancer

Saliva test to detect cancer

Japanese and U.S. universities have jointly developed a medical technique that can quickly detect various cancers using a simple saliva test, researchers said yesterday.
Japan's Keio University and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed the technology with which they detected high probabilities of pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and oral cancer.
The researchers analysed saliva samples of 215 people, including cancer patients, and identified 54 substances whose presence can be used to detect the disease, Keio University said in a statement released Monday.
By further analysing the substances, the test detected 99 percent of pancreatic cancer cases, 95 percent of breast cancer and 80 percent of oral cancer cases among those taking part, it said.


Updated : 2022-05-29 01:06 GMT+08:00