Non-Invasive Early Diagnostic Pathology Test for Gastric Cancer Developed by University Of Georgia Researchers

New cancer test may be as easy as a home-use pregnancy test

Early detection of certain types of cancer may eventually become as easy as taking a home pregnancy test. That’s the prediction of researchers who are developing a non-invasive early diagnostic test for gastric cancer that would not require a pathologist  to assess a tissue specimen. Instead, this test detects biomarkers in the patient’s urine.

Surgical pathologists will recognize the potential of this discovery to create new tools for diagnosing cancer at earlier stages—and without the need to collect a tissue specimen. For clinical laboratories, the possibility of a urine-based test that could accurately detect different cancers would make it possible for them to offer diagnostic assays based on this technology to office-based physicians.