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Urine: a promising sample type to detect and monitor prostate cancer
Finding new and specific biomarkers for prostate cancer can improve cancer detection and overall patient outcomes. The increasing knowledge of multi-omics has great potential for prostate cancer research. Several biomarker candidates have been identified in urine
Endometrial cancer biomarker detection
Endometrial cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy of the female genital tract and the sixth most common cancer in women globally. Finding a simple, non-invasive test that identifies endometrial cancer effectively could transform the way the disease is detected and improve patient care.
Urine as an emerging liquid biopsy for bladder cancer biomarker detection
Given the function of the bladder, and its proximity to the urinary tract, urine as a sample type is particularly attractive as it can contain potential biomarkers for bladder cancer detection.
HPV vaccination
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.
Urine-based DNA methylation biomarkers promising in cancer research
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...
3 reasons why urine preservation is important
Did you know a urine preservative can help maintain the integrity and original composition of urine samples. Read our latest blog to know 3 reasons why urine preservation is needed.
Urine as a way to screen more women for gynecological cancers
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.
Womens day in Science
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!
Impact of COVID-9
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
Volatile organic compounds in urine
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.
HIV and cervical cancer: are they linked?
Detection of HPV in urine offers great potential to reach women who do not participate in regular screening programs and are HIV positive.
7 facts about urine
Everybody pees, you knew that. On average an adult produces 6.3 cups of urine a day ( 1 ). Urine is an easily accessible body fluid, and collection is quick, and can be performed independently. As a result, urine is increasingly becoming attractive in monitoring and detecting various diseases . We...