New test for the early detection of kidney cancer

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has poor survival because it does not show any symptoms at an early stage when it can be treated successfully. Researchers have developed a paper-based ‘plasmonic biosensor’ test using the detection of perilipin-2 (PLIN-2), a protein involved in the mobilisation of fat in the body, in urine to facilitate the early detection and diagnosis of RCC.

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