ICYMI: February 12, 2016

Published on February 12, 2016

Updated on November 1, 2019


Feature Story

New Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Test Can ‘Smell’ Cancer In Urine Sample
THURSDAY, February 11, 2016 (Medical Daily) –Prostate cancer, after skin cancer, is the most common cancer among men. Early diagnosis is key in effectively treating the condition, so researchers are always trying new methods of identifying prostate cancer at its earliest stages.
A research team from the University of Liverpool has taken an important step in this direction, creating a new diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could potentially eliminate the need for the invasive diagnostic procedures men currently undergo. In collaboration with the University of West England’s (UWE) Urological Institute team at Southmead Hospital and Bristol Royal Infirmary, researchers tested the effectiveness of their urine test in diagnosing urological cancers and found it is successful in classifying them. The pilot study included 155 men with either prostate cancer, bladder cancer, or haematuria without cancer.
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