Scientists in Italy have developed a cheap and disposable sensor that can detect the presence of the prostate cancer biomarker sarcosine in urine.
Worldwide, prostate cancer is the second most common tumour in males and is responsible for more than 250,000 deaths each year. An early diagnosis – when the tumour is organ-confined – dramatically improves the success of therapy and is achieved by monitoring certain marker molecules. Read the full article in Chemistry World»
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An electrochemiluminescent-supramolecular approach to sarcosine detection for early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Giovanni Valenti, Enrico Rampazzo, Elisa Biavardi, Elena Villani, Giulio Fracasso, Massimo Marcaccio, Federico Bertani, Dunia Ramaldi, Enrico Dalcanale, Francesco Paolucci and Luca Prodi
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00096C, Paper