Development Of High Throughput Screening Assays For Detecting Early Gastric Cancer:Translating Proteomics Research Into Clinical Outcomes Using Emerging Mass Spectrometry And Photonics Technologies

Grant number: 1010728 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Gastric cancer (GC) is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, claiming the lives of >11,000 Australians from 1996-2006. Individuals diagnosed with GC have an expected 5-year survival rate of 10-30%. This could be improved if cases were identified in the early stages of the disease where treatments are more effective. Researchers from Adelaide and Melbourne are developing a diagnostic assay for early-stage GC based on a novel detection system that requires only a drop of blood.