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A Urine Test for a Rare and Elusive Disease

A set of proteins detected in urine by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may prove to be the first biomarkers for Kawasaki disease, an uncommon but increasingly prevalent disease which causes inflammation of blood vessels that can lead to enlarged coronary arteries and even heart attacks in some children. If validated in more patients with Kawasaki disease, the markers could make the disease easier to diagnose and give doctors an opportunity to start treatment earlier.

UT MD Anderson Research Finds Predictive Value of Circulating Tumor Cells in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), established in the metastatic breast cancer setting for predicting a woman’s chance of recurrence and survival, have now shown similar value in early stage breast cancer, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.