Study: Protein patterns help doctors distinguish bladder cancer cases:
This article was originally published in Clinica
US researchers have identified a pattern of 22 proteins that could help distinguish patients with bladder cancer from individuals with other malignant and non-malignant genitourinary diseases. Their specific protein pattern model allowed them to correctly identify in urine samples between 86% and 100% of 31 patients with urothelial carcinoma, 138 people who had other genitourinary diseases, and 11 healthy individuals. The findings, by a team from the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, in Charlottesville, appear in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology.