Current methods for PCa detection lack specificity Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and a major cause of death in men worldwide. Testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood, the current gold standard for PCa screening has limitations. Other non-cancerous...
DNA methylation-based biomarkers have shown potential in disease detection and monitoring . This blog highlights areas in which DNA methylation could support cancer research and examples of biomarkers that are being investigated for various cancer types. Abnormal DNA methylation is common in cancer...
Urine as a liquid biopsy is attractive in the field of gynecological cancer research. Urine in conjunction with other diagnostic tools could help screen for these diseases more quickly and accurately, allowing treatment to start earlier, especially during a time where healthcare systems are stressed, but even beyond.
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the seventh most common malignancy among women worldwide. More than 70% of women present the disease at an advanced stage, making the cancer type the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies.
Given the disproportionate impact of STIs and HIV on the same populations, more convenient STI testing methods are needed to reach groups at risk. PrEP provides the opportunity to reach people at highest HIV and STI risk, expanding HIV prevention and optimizing STI services. Urine has shown to be a more accepted and effective sample type to detect several STIs.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Novosanis celebrates all women that contribute to this field. Read our blog, where we highlight the work of key women scientists as well as share some insights into our team!
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.