Davisville, 2/1/16: An earlier, simpler way to detect breast cancer

Dr. Angela Courtney, left, who earned a PhD in integrative pathobiology from UC Davis last year, has developed a urine test to detect breast cancer. She has also formed Adrastia Biotech with fellow UC Davis alum Mike Gilson to develop a commercial version of the test … and survived breast cancer herself. Today we talk with Courtney and Gilson about her remarkable work, and what it would mean to have a simple, early way to detect a cancer that killed 41,000 women and 400 men in the United States in 2012. They filed for a formal patent at the end of last August, and hope to get the test to market in about two years. (photo courtesy UC Davis)