The Medical Minute

Blood Test May Help Prevent Organ Rejection

A simple, inexpensive blood test may soon be able to help clinicians stop organ rejection before it impairs transplanted kidneys. This new assay may also be able to help some patients reduce doses of immuno-suppressive agents. John Schieszer has the story in today’s Medical Minute.

A Urine Test for Kidney Cancer Advances

Syndicated medical journalist John Schieszer reports that researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis have identified a pair of proteins excreted in the urine that could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of kidney cancer.

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