Saturday, November 29, 2014   

Researchers find new test for cancer
(03-19 16:56)

Hong Kong and Canadian researchers have devised a new and simple test for a common type of cancer.
They say it can detect the disease at a much earlier stage, and improve patients' chances of survival. Currently, doctors need to use an endoscope to examine the nasopharynx -- the upper part of the throat behind the nose -- for signs of cancer.
But the new method developed jointly by the universities of Hong Kong and Toronto instead involves the use of a brush to collect cell samples through the mouth.
Lead researcher Dr Raymond Ng said the test can be used to screen patients for nasopharyngeal cancer. --RTHK   
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