Detection kit shows promise in liver cancer patients


Author: Frances Kuo

Liver cancer is one of the world’s deadliest cancers. And, it’s particularly common in China.  Now, new technology could bring hope to patients. Only two tenths of a milliliter of blood is all it takes to detect the early signs of liver cancer. That’s the premise behind a detection kit designed by Chinese researchers from Fudan University’s Zhongshan Hospital. It’s able to identify seven different markers for the disease, with an accuracy rate of 90 percent, according to one hospital official. Besides a diagnosis, the test can also be used to evaluate what treatment will be most effective.