Scientists manage to detect pancreatic and prostate cancer with a urine test

  • Pancreatic cancer accounted for 3.2%Trusted Source, and prostate cancer accounted for 14.2% of all new cancer cases in 2022 in the United States.
  • Pancreatic cancer, in particular, can be difficult to treat and has a much higher mortality rate than many forms of cancer, what may be due to the fact it is often diagnosed late.
  • Korean researchers recently devised a way to detect both pancreatic and prostate cancer with a urine test.
  • With pancreatic cancer on the rise in younger women, this technology may provide a route to earlier cancer detection and treatment.

By Erika Watts on February 21, 2023 — Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph.D.

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