Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
RNAi
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Blood Test with Potential to Detect Stage One Cancer

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Soricimed Biopharma Inc. announced that a pre-regulatory study of their blood test for early detection and diagnosis of cancer has commenced.

Soricimed developed their blood test to detect the presence of TRPV6 messenger RNA, a biomarker identified as being present in many epithelially derived cancers. The test has been shown to detect a host of cancers, including ovarian, breast and prostate, at their earliest stages.

Working in partnership with the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, a member institution of the Vitalite Health Network, located in Moncton, NB, Soricimed has initiated a blood sampling project to collect samples from up to 700 patients.

"We have been able to isolate a marker from human blood plasma which, in cancer patients, shows a fingerprint of the cancer", commented Professor Jack Stewart, Chief Scientific Officer at Soricimed Biopharma. "It's like an early warning system that alerts physicians to the presence of cancer."

"Half the battle with cancer is being able to detect it early enough to save lives", stated Elisabeth Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Ovarian Cancer Canada. "In the case of ovarian cancer, there are no early symptoms and currently no screening tests available so it's not usually detected until Stage Three or Four. As a result, the mortality rate is extremely high, with - 70% of women not surviving more than five years. If ovarian cancer could be detected at Stage One, we could dramatically increase survival rates."

"We are thrilled to be part of the research continuum that moves novel discoveries into the clinical practice, in hopes of improving the health outcomes of our population. The success of this project is the result of a great collaboration with Soricimed Biopharma Inc., our clinicians and multidisciplinary teams at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre", stated Gilles Beaulieu, Vice-President, Academic Affairs and Research at Vitalite Health Network.

The study is expected to be completed late Fall of this year. Based on successful results, Soricimed Biopharma would move the test through the regulatory approval process which could result in an approved diagnostic being available for use within 24 months. Testing for cancer could become just another box to check on a person's regular physical examination.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Microscopic Fish are 3D-Printed to do More Than Swim
Researchers demonstrate a novel method to build microscopic robots with complex shapes and functionalities.
Inciting an Immune Attack on Cancer Cells
A new minimally invasive vaccine that combines cancer cells and immune-enhancing factors could be used clinically to launch a destructive attack on tumors.
Reprogramming Cancer Cells
Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy.
New Strategy for Combating Adenoviruses
Using an animal model they developed, Saint Louis University and Utah State university researchers have identified a strategy that could keep a common group of viruses called adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans.
Surprising Mechanism Behind Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Uncovered
Now, scientists at TSRI have discovered that the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, develops resistance to this drug by “switching on” a previously uncharacterized set of genes.
Fat in the Family?
Study could lead to therapeutics that boost metabolism.
Imaging Software Could Speed Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Researchers use high speed optical microscopy of intact breast tissue specimens to analyze breast tissue.
A Metabolic Master Switch Underlying Human Obesity
Researchers find pathway that controls metabolism by prompting fat cells to store or burn fat.
Synthetic DNA Vaccine Against MERS Shows Promise
A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species.
How Small RNA Helps Form Memories
In a new study, a team of scientists at Scripps Florida has found that a type of genetic material called "microRNA" (miRNA) plays surprisingly different roles in the formation of memory in animal models.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!