Cancer screening rates have significantly dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternative sampling methods are essential to continue healthcare practices in these challenging times. Urine as a sample type has shown great potential especially for cervical cancer screening
Recent research has shown that volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a group of small molecule metabolites, that are continuously generated in the human body can act as biomarkers in cancer detection. Distinct urinary VOC patterns have been associated with different cancer types, as well as cancer stages.
Urine as a sample type is well-accepted, and often preferred by women. As urine can detect HPV, the most common cause of cervical cancer, the sample type has potential to reach a wider population for cervical cancer screening.
Vaccines play a critical role in protecting people against disease. HPV vaccination is primarily used for young girls, but is also recommended for boys. This blog explains the potential of HPV vaccination in reducing HPV-related cancers for girls and boys.
Finding simple methods to continue to receive care and essential medical services is critical at this time. On World Health Day, we share how home-based urine sampling offers a solution to reach a wider population.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2020), Novosanis celebrates all women in science and health. In particular, we want to take this opportunity to recognize Katherine Johnson - the NASA mathematician, who recently passed away at age 101.