Oral Health Group
News

Detecting Mouth and Throat Cancer Earlier and Easier With Novel Saliva Test

December 16, 2019
by SciTech Daily


A novel noninvasive technique may detect human papilloma virus-16, the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer, in saliva samples, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes the use of acoustofluidics, a new non-invasive method that analyzes saliva for the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV)-16, the pathogenic strain associated with oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs). This novel technique detected OPC in whole saliva in 40 percent of patients tested and 80 percent of confirmed OPC patients.

To view the full story, please click here.


Sign up for Oral Health Group’s weekly enewsletter to have news delivered straight to your inbox! 


Print this page

Related


Have your say:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*