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Saturday, January 13, 2007

New test for the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults and till now it has been diagnosed using CAT scan or MRI scan. 20 to 30 % of the kidney masses that appears to the malignant in the CAT or MRI scans are not cancerous and surgery is the only way to find whether the masses are really cancerous or not.

Scientists have now developed a ‘Urine Test’ that can determine the nature of the tumors in the kidney and can actually distinguish between malignant and benign tumors. This new method can put an end to the problems faced during the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma and can indeed help in early detection of this disease.

This news story throws more light on this new method which could be available in the market in the next five years.


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