Sankara Nethralaya scientists make a path breaking discovery in the early detection of eye cancer

Ablood test may soon re place scans to detect retinoblastoma, the cancer of the eye found in children.

Research by the Chennaibased Sankara Nethralaya has found this possible by looking for the tumour- specific micro-RNA in blood. If the count is more than double the normal, the child has eye cancer. Every year, about 2,000 children are diagnosed with retinoblastoma, which begins in the retina.

Times of India on January  08, 2013

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