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Scientists developing urine and blood tests to detect brain tumours

1 month ago   |   By Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma. It's the first time signs of glioma have been detected using urine. Although the research, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine , is in its early stages and only a small number of patients were analysed, the team say their results are very promising. If future trials are successful, these tests could be used by GPs to monitor patients at high risk of brain tumours, which may be more convenient than having an MRI every 3 months, the standard...
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