Australian Researchers Found Simple Tests to Detect and Track Cancer at very early stage

A small amount of your blood and saliva tells about your whole body condition more than you think.

A Research Team from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) now working on a new technique’s to detect and track cancer earlier and easier.

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) who leads the research team says,

“I am a firm believer of pursuing research to better people’s lives either by introducing methods to detect diseases early or by assessing risks of developing disease”

Detecting diseases early were too easy to get better treatments. Early detection of Cancer at a very early stage increases the chance of getting successful treatments.

This simple Saliva Test will detect the Cancer possibilities in your body.

January 2018 Chamindie Punyadeera with his Research team developed a Saliva test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) (A DNA from the papillomavirus family) throat cancer.

Punyadeera explains, “We are developing an easy non-invasive method to screen people who may carry HPV”

Majority of throat cancer results in HPV Positive.

Once you found you have HPV through the test, you may be able to have regular check-ups to control HPV doesn’t become Cancerous.

Highly sensitive Saliva-based diagnostics can be able to detect the HPV infection in low cost, non-invasive manner.

“Identifying peoples who are all having an early stage of HPV – induced throat cancer will surely help to prevent progression of Advanced Cancer,” Punyadeera said.

The Research Team thinks this saliva test has the potential to detect many other types of Problem too.

In the future, Saliva-based tests can be easily used in a home setting to detect many diseases and monitor response to treatment.

The Research Team also added, Saliva is not the only test to detect cancer, they also working on another test called Liquid biopsy.

Liquid Biopsy test – a simple blood draw.

“A Liquid biopsy is a simple easy and non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical biopsies, which enables a doctor to detect the range of information about a tumour through a simple blood draw” explains Punyadeera.

The Research team is working on identifying clusters of CTC (Circulating Tumour Cells) in the blood.

What the team found was the presence or absence of these clusters in patients who had head and neck cancer could be used to evaluate the spreadsheet of Cancer. This Spreadsheet is called Metastases.

CTC Clusters represents micrometastases detected six months before the macrometastases which is discovered by conventional imaging.

This is a huge news for those peoples who are suffering from these cancers. These tests help to detect cancer spread quicker, means there are more treatment options for the patient.

Finding Cancer causing cells earlier will helps the patient to take successful Cancer treatments earlier.

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Reference: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 

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