From: Cancer Research UK
Published July 7, 2017 08:58 AM

Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research(link is external) published in the British Journal of Cancer(link is external).

Researchers from the University Hospital of Lyon(link is external) 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.

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