UK – Urine test detects aggressive forms of prostate cancer

  • The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has developed a new test called Urine Prostate Seq test (UPSeq)
  • It analyzes 15 specific strands of RNA together and looks for specific genes that are ‘overexpressed’ in cancer patients
  • In clinical trials, the team found that UPSeq outperformed the PSA test, which measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen in the blood to detect cancer
  • Researchers say UPSeq could be faster, cheaper and easier to use, and could detect cancer early enough before the disease shows signs of worsening…