Brain tumour could now be detected using urine test

Updated: Feb 3 2023 12:41PM

Tokyo, Feb 3 (PTI) Scientists have used a new device to identify a key membrane protein in urine that indicates whether the patient has a brain tumour.

According to their study, the protein used to detect brain cancer could avoid the need for invasive tests, and increase the likelihood of tumours being detected early enough for surgery.

This research from Nagoya University, Japan, could also have potential implications for detecting other types of cancer, the study said.