Navigation Links
Prostate Cancer Foundation announces new urine test for prostate cancer available
Date:9/26/2013

SANTA MONICA, CA -- A new urine test for prostate cancer that measures minute fragments of RNA is now commercially available to men nationwide through the University of Michigan MLabs. The new testMi-Prostate Score (MiPS)improves the utility of the PSA blood test, increases physicians' ability to pick out high-risk prostate tumors from low-risk tumors in patients, and may help tens of thousands of men avoid unnecessary biopsies.

The MiPS test incorporates blood PSA levels and two molecular RNA markers specific for prostate cancer in one final score that provides men and their doctors with a personalized prostate-cancer risk assessment.

Drawbacks of stand-alone PSA testing for prostate cancer

  • The prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by the prostate. For decades the PSA test has been used as a marker for the presence of prostate cancer in menhigh or rising levels of PSA in blood may indicate the presence of a prostate tumor. However, the PSA test is a non-specific test for prostate cancer. That is, non-cancerous conditions such as an enlarged or inflamed prostate can cause elevations in PSA levels. And even when PSA levels rise above what has routinely been considered a trigger level (4.1 ng/ml in the blood) indicating the need for a needle biopsy to check prostate tissue for signs of cancer, less than half of those biopsies find cancerous cells. In addition, up to 44 percent of PSA-triggered biopsies find cancer cells that are non-lethal, indolent prostate cancer cells. Indolent prostate cancer is highly unlikely to shorten the lifespan of a man. However, treatment with surgery or radiation can carry significant risk of side effects such as incontinence or sexual dysfunction.

Improving upon the PSA test

  • The limited reliability of the PSA test, and its lack of specificity for prostate cancer, has led to sharp disagreement over the use of the PSA test as a rout
    '/>"/>

Contact: Rebecca Levine
rlevine@pcf.org
310-570-4727
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Wistar receives $1.5 million Department of Defense grant to ready prostate drug for clinical use
2. Study highlights possible new approach to prostate cancer treatment
3. Which Prostate Cancers Really Need Treatment?
4. Using big data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments
5. UCI chemists devise inexpensive, accurate way to detect prostate cancer
6. PARP inhibitor shows activity in pancreatic, prostate cancers among patients carrying BRCA mutations
7. Soy and tomato combo may be effective in preventing prostate cancer
8. Particular DNA changes linked with prostate cancer development and lethality
9. Nonsurgical treatment turns back the clock, shrinks enlarged prostate
10. First genetic factor in prostate cancer prognosis identified
11. Landmark study describes prostate cancer metastasis switch
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2014)... have invented a simple and cheap way of making ... into a high-resolution microscope. , Costing less than a ... medicine in developing countries and remote areas. , The ... from The Australian National University (ANU) Research School of ... Garvan Institute of Medical Research to find ways to ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... have identified the structural features that enable the ... endogenous RNAs in living cells. , When viruses ... and hijack cellular resources for the production of ... RNA molecules that are delivered directly to (in ... in the host cell, and provide the blueprints ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... study of animal intelligence to-date finds that animals with bigger ... week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy ... history of research aimed at understanding the animal mind. Specifically, ... and use tools, read social cues, or even understand basic ... of animal intelligence have focused on only one or a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Droplet lens 2Viral infections: Identifying the tell-tale patterns 2Viral infections: Identifying the tell-tale patterns 3Animals with bigger brains, broader diets have better self control 2Animals with bigger brains, broader diets have better self control 3
... ended in 2004, found much higher levels of blindness than ... for the provision of health services in the region. , ... the poorest in the world. The southern region of the ... war that went on for nearly half a century, with ...
... brain protein known to underlie a form of Parkinson's disease ... branching of neurons, researchers have found. They have pinpointed the ... gene called LRRK2 and how it affects neurons, ultimately leading ... to the pathology of PD, and loss of connections among ...
... A masked marauder has emerged unexpectedly from the ocean to ... of time. , With the dramatic flair of comic-book superhero ... being choked to death by seaweed ?although the fish was ... at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies ...
Cached Biology News:High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war 2Parkinson's mutation stunts neurons 2Batfish to the rescue! 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... research solutions, today announced that Lupin Limited, one of ... Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System for high ... Mumbai, India, is focused on a wide range of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine ... grown under simulated embryonic conditions, today announced that they ... Medical, Inc. for physician-dispensed aesthetic products containing Histogen’s proprietary ... agreement is an amendment to the existing license between ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... DIEGO and BETHESDA, Md. ... are joining together with two institutes from the National ... reliable tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments to ... the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   Kinaxis ®, provider of ... ) and sales and operations planning ( S&OP ) service, ... Biomanufacturing Summit , which will be held at the Hilton ... conference, join Kinaxis customer Elisabeth Kaszas , Director of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
... , SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 ... oligonucleotide radiolabeling services. TriLink discontinued the service in May 2009 ... no longer require it. However, strong customer feedback led TriLink ... , "We,ve learned that no other suppliers ...
... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 16 Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... innovative oncology therapies, today announced that Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., chairman ... the 2009 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, September ... Hyatt Hotel in New York City. , , ...
... CHENGDU, China, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin,Pharmaceutical ... a manufacturer and supplier of,modernized traditional Chinese medicines ... the Good Manufacturing Practices Certificate for,pharmaceutical products ("GMP ... in China. , According ...
Cached Biology Technology:TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Relaunches Oligonucleotide Radiolabeling Services 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2009 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference 2Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Obtains GMP Certification for Its New Production Facility 2Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Obtains GMP Certification for Its New Production Facility 3
Bovine Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells (BAOSMC) (>500,000 cells)...
Bovine Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells (BBMVEC) (>500,000 cells)...
... This adapter allows ... (AB-0800 and AB-1000) PCR ... in the ABI PRISM® ... contact ABgene® for information ...
The improved design and new mechanical solutions of Finnpipette Focus Multichannel Plus improves accuracy and precision.In these low volume multichannel pipettes, the super blow-out function ensures ...
Biology Products: