A special paper strip can detect cancer in an hour through pee test

02/25/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/search?rbauthors=Aviva+Rutkin">Aviva Rutkin</a> -<br><br><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25110-cancer-diagnosis-as-simple-as-a-pregnancy-test.html#.Uw0r4vldXpU">A paper strip can sample urine for signs of tumours in the body. The cancer-detecting strip could one day make it simpler and more affordable to detect some cancers at an early stage.<br><br>"Something I think that's really shocking is the prevalence of cancer and cardiovascular disease in both the developed world and the developing world," says Andrew Warren, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who led the team of researchers that developed the test. "Diagnostics are really a great way to help a lot of people as quickly as possible."<br></a><br><a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25110-cancer-diagnosis-as-simple-as-a-pregnancy-test.html#.Uw0r4vldXpU">READ MORE ON NEW SCIENTIST</a>