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URINE TEST ACCURATELY FLAGS PROSTATE CANCER

The test could have possibly avoided one third of unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies while failing to detect only a small number of cancers, according to a validation study of more than 1,500 patients.

The MyProstateScore test measures levels of cancer-specific genes in a patient’s urine. It’s based on previous research that discovered half of all prostate tumors harbor a certain genetic anomaly in which the genes TMPRSS2 and ERG relocate on a chromosome and fuse together—creating an on-switch for prostate cancer development.

Read the full article here. 

source: Ian Demsky - Futurity