Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Anne Li                                                                                     July 14th, 2017                                                                anne2001.li@gmail.com


Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods. Researchers from the University Hospital of Lyon tested the urine of 348 bladder cancer patients for a faulty protein called TERT, and this was able to predict when the cancer was about to return in more than 80 per cent of patients. The standard method, called cytology, detected the return in only 34 per cent of patients. The new test detected bladder cancers that had not spread to the muscle wall, earlier than cytology, potentially helping doctors to start treatment sooner and before symptoms appear.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-07-07-simple-test-predicts-return-of-bladder-cancer

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