Self-test strip detects cancer

person with drop of blood on finger

We live in a world where people are becoming increasingly independent, and this even extends to our health. We monitor our own blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and buy pregnancy tests that we can do at home. Wouldn’t it be great if it was just as easy to test ourselves for diseases like cancer? It seems that this might be possible in the near future…

Researchers at the Ohio State University are developing paper strips that detect various diseases. Each strip costs just 50 cents and they are ideal for regular check-ups. The paper test was first developed as a cheap way to detect malaria in rural Africa and Southeast Asia, where hundreds of people die from the disease. The researchers found that the test results were still accurate, even one month after testing; making it a great solution for people who live further afield or for those who aren’t able to have a face to face visit with their doctor. The researchers stated in the “Journal Read more

Innovations in the fight against cancer

: the heading of an infographic entitled “Innovations in the fight against cancer”

October is World Breast Cancer Awareness month and Best Doctors has decided to dedicate all of this month’s posts to cancer topics ranging from new studies to expert insight.

In our first post, we look at innovation. From faster and more accurate testing to new approaches to drug treatments, researchers are gaining ground in the battle against cancer. We show you 5 of these promising advances.

From new skin cancer treatment to ground-breaking studies for breast cancer and pancreatic cancer, Best Doctors keeps you up to date on the latest cancer breakthroughs and research findings. Read more