Title

Early Cancer Screening Using Urinary Biomarkers

Presenter Information

Nicole Wheeler

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemistry and Biology

Research Advisor

Ma, Yinfa

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Funding Source

FYRE

Abstract

Early detection of cancer is key for improving survival rates. The best way to detect cancer early is to have a non-invasive method of detection. This ensures that a test is more likely to be run as part of a regular check-up, rather than only after symptoms have appeared.

An excellent example of a non-invasive test is a urine test. This project investigated biomarkers in urine in order to determine if elevated levels of certain polypeptides could be detected and used to diagnose bladder cancer.

Biography

Nicole Wheeler is a first year student pursuing a Chemistry major. She hopes to continue to graduate school and pursue research as a career.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Early Cancer Screening Using Urinary Biomarkers

Upper Atrium

Early detection of cancer is key for improving survival rates. The best way to detect cancer early is to have a non-invasive method of detection. This ensures that a test is more likely to be run as part of a regular check-up, rather than only after symptoms have appeared.

An excellent example of a non-invasive test is a urine test. This project investigated biomarkers in urine in order to determine if elevated levels of certain polypeptides could be detected and used to diagnose bladder cancer.