Diseases

Former Liberia president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and three others appointed WHO new goodwill ambassadors

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his speech to open the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva announced that former Liberia president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Workforce.

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Promising urine DNA test could facilitate detection of urothelial cancer

Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in collaboration with researchers at the Protestant Clinic of Lyon (France), the Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto (Portugal), and Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian Federation), have developed a simple, sensitive, and specific urine test (called UroMuTERT) that is capable of detecting urothelial cancer (carcinoma of the bladder and of the upper urinary tract).