Plasma Metabolic Biomarkers for Multi-Cancer Diagnosis

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Breast Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Lung Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Liver Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Colorectal Cancer

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The aim of this observational study is to comprehensively analyze the metabolites in plasma samples from multi-cancer patients using advanced mass spectrometry detection technology, in conjunction with metabolomics approaches. The goal is to construct a plasma metabolite database for multi-cancer patients. Simultaneously, we will delve into the exploration and validation of a series of metabolic biomarkers for early multi-cancer diagnosis. The objective is to establish a safer, more convenient, and more sensitive early screening method, thereby providing a reliable scientific foundation and critical evidence for improving the early diagnostic process for individuals at high risk of multi-cancer.

Full description

Firstly, a wide-targeted metabolomic measurement will be conducted on all samples to identify potential metabolite candidate markers and analyze differences in the metabolic profiles of patients with different types of cancer. Additionally, a comprehensive metabolite database specific to cancer patients will be constructed. Secondly, Samples will be randomly allocated into modeling and testing cohorts. The modeling cohort will be further divided into training and validation sets. Bioinformatics methods will be used to conduct an in-depth analysis of a wide range of metabolite information to screen out metabolic marker combinations with high diagnostic efficacy for cancer. Ultimately, the testing cohort will be used to validate these metabolic biomarkers, aiming to ensure reliability and stability across different patient populations.


2,700 estimated patients




Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Multi-Cancer Group:

  • Patients with a confirmed diagnosis based on the clinical "gold standard".
  • Collection of plasma samples prior to treatment.
  • Availability of complete clinical data.

Control Group:

  • Individuals with no abnormalities in routine physical examinations and relevant clinical tests.
  • Age ≥ 45 years.
  • Availability of complete clinical data.

Exclusion criteria

  • Previous reception of anti-tumor treatments (including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, etc.) before blood collection.
  • Coexistence of other systemic tumors.
  • Absence of plasma sample collection before treatment.
  • Pregnancy status.
  • No clear evidence of histopathological diagnosis (not applicable to the control group based on this criterion).
  • Patients with severe acute infections.
  • Patients with severe anemia.
  • Patients with severe liver or kidney dysfunction.
  • Patients with autoimmune deficiency diseases.
  • Patients with Hyperlipidemia.
  • Patients received contrast agent injection before blood draw.
  • Patients with psychiatric disorders.

Trial design

2,700 participants in 2 patient groups

Multi-cancer group
Patients diagnosed with cancer, including lung cancer,breast cancer,colorectal cancer,thyroid cancer,gastric cancer,cervical cancer,liver cancer,pancreatic cancer,cholangiocarcinoma,prostate cancer,esophageal cancer,ovarian cancer,renal cell carcinoma.
control group
Healthy controls

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Bilian Kang, Ph.D.; Li Min, Ph.D.

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