/   Home   /   Newsroom   /   News Updates

Chinese Scientists Find New Diagnostic Method for Liver Cancer

Jul 09, 2018     Email"> PrintText Size

Chinese scientists have identified new biomarkers of liver cancer and developed a new diagnostic method for the disease.

Liver cancer is one of the most common and lethal diseases in the world and most cases are already at an advanced stage by the time they are diagnosed. Therefore, early diagnosis of liver cancer is important for prolonging patients' lives.

As early cancer can be detected by observing DNA methylation alteration in the blood, scientists from Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences systematically analyzed the DNA methylation characteristics of 375 samples from liver cancer patients, 50 normal liver samples and 3,780 samples from patients with other cancers.

They selected potential diagnostic biomarkers of liver cancer and established a prediction model. The results showed that the model had a 92% success rate in predicting liver cancer.

The research provides a new solution for early diagnosis of liver cancer in the future. Subsequent research based on this finding has been launched, according to the team.

The research was published in the journal Genome Medicine. (Xinhua)

Attachment:

(Editor: CHEN Na)

Contact

Phone:
E-mail:

Related Articles

liver cancer;NAFLD;

Chinese Scientists Find New Trick of Old Medicine to Cure Liver Cancer

Apr 19, 2018

Chinese researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that drives the development of liver cancer brought on by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Their results suggest that targeting this mechanism with an FDA-approved antifungal drug called Terb...

liver cancer;immunotherapy;malaria parasite

Genetically-engineered Malaria Vaccine May be Used in Liver Cancer Immunotherapy

Mar 15, 2017

Scientists have already created weakened strains of the malaria parasite that can be used as a live vaccine against the disease. Now, a research team led by Chen Xiaoping from Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences,...

tumor research center;liver cancer;nasopharyngeal cancer

CAS to set up a tumor research center in Shanghai

Dec 27, 2004


Contact Us

Copyright © 2002 - Chinese Academy of Sciences