For A Healthier Tomorrow

Screen Smart for A Healthier Tomorrow

This NDP 2023 Ascle Healthcare Team shares knowledge on gut health and how early detection can be done with one blood draw. Together with Mirxes, we aim to change lives by providing preventive healthcare solutions to all people. Get ready to discover Gastroclear.

The genesis of GASTROClear™


As the world’s first molecular blood test for detecting gastric cancer, GASTROClear could be pivotal in stopping the deadly disease in its earliest stages.

We often associate each illness with a characteristic set of symptoms whenever we fall sick—constantly sneezing with a bad rash? It must be allergies. Stuffy nose and sore throat? Likely the flu. Bloodshot eyes? Likely conjunctivitis or pink eye. But not all diseases come with obvious symptoms.

The most insidious diseases have no symptoms, especially at the beginning. Take gastric or stomach cancer, which caused around 783,000 deaths worldwide in 2018. Early stages of gastric cancer can be asymptomatic, with diagnosis often only occurring after the cancer has spread to other organs. The prognosis for gastric cancer is relatively poor at this point, as only one in three patients survived the past five years.

Early detection and treatment are essential to lessen the lives lost to gastric cancer. One test making early detection possible is MiRXES’ GASTROClear, which measures gastric cancer biomarkers called microRNA (miRNA) in the blood. Launched in Singapore in May 2019, GASTROClear made history as the world’s first approved molecular blood test for gastric cancer, developed by clinicians and scientists from NUHS and Mirxes.

Find out more about the test here:

Why should you undergo regular screening for stomach cancer?

How do you know if you are at risk for stomach cancer?

You are at risk if you are above 40 years old and have any of the following risk factors:

  1. Family history of stomach cancer.
  2. Medical history of gastritis and other stomach illnesses.
  3. History of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection.
  4. Lifestyle and diet:
    • Obesity.
    • Tobacco smoking.
    • Alcohol drinking.
    • High intake of salted, smoked, and preserved foods.
    • Low intake of fruits and vegetables.

How can GASTROClear™ help you be clear on stomach cancer?

  • Simplifies stomach cancer screening using a blood test to assess the risk before symptoms appear.
  • Test reports a risk score indicating if you are at Low Risk, Intermediate Risk, or High Risk of having stomach cancer.
  • Your doctor will interpret the test report and refer you for gastroscopy if your risk is High.
  • Gastroscopy is used for clinical diagnosis of stomach cancer.

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