HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UF scientists work to develop simple bladder cancer test

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida researchers have identified a set of proteins that appear to signal the presence of bladder cancer, a discovery they hope will lead to a simple, fast and noninvasive test that can detect the disease early.

Working with colleagues at the University of Michigan, the scientists used advances in technology to isolate nearly 200 proteins from the urine of patients with and without bladder cancer. Several appear promising as potential biomarkers, including one that studies conducted elsewhere have already linked to liver and ovarian cancer. The findings, available online, are scheduled to be published in the July 6 print edition of the American Chemical Societys Journal of Proteome Research.

Developing a simple dipstick test that would better single out patients whose symptoms are linked to cancer would enable those who simply have an infection to avoid a battery of screenings that typically include cystoscopy, a painful procedure that uses a small camera threaded through the urethra to image the bladders interior. Such a test also could be used to detect cancer sooner, possibly before its signs even surface.

With any cancer, the earlier you find it the better because its not as aggressive in its early stages, and of course its much easier to remove any cancer anywhere in the body if you catch it while its relatively small, said Steve Goodison, an associate professor of surgery at the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville.

What would really help in this disease would be a test you could use to monitor these patients just by monitoring their urine, he added. If we could develop this test to try to narrow down those whove got infections versus something more serious, that would relieve the patient from pain and worry and (cut health-care costs). The final aim would be to make a test cheap and convenient enough that you can start to think of screening people who dont have any symptoms.


'"/>

Contact: Melanie Fridl Ross
ufcardiac@aol.com
352-690-7051
University of Florida
5-Jul-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
2. Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
3. Weizmann Institute scientists discover a control mechanism for metastasis
4. Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohns disease
5. UCLA scientists produce functioning neurons from human embryonic stem cells
6. ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
7. UF, French scientists seek test to detect gene doping in athletes
8. In a first, Einstein scientists discover the dynamics of transcription in living mammalian cells
9. Forsyth scientists gain new understanding of adult stem cell regulation
10. Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
11. After a decades-long search, scientists identify new genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/5/2020)... ... , ... Regenative Labs has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & ... first Wharton’s jelly allografts to be assigned a Q code and be approved for ... Wharton’s jelly allograft product to be recognized as a 361 HCT/P by CMS regulated ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... A study has been published ... Neoasis™ active noise control device to attenuate typical noises in a simulated neonatal ... the alarm sounds from patient monitors, ventilators and other bedside devices that would ...
(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... AltruBio Inc. http://www.altrubio.com ... a biologic for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (SR-aGVHD), at European ... J Martin of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, this single-arm, open-label Phase ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/12/2020)... FARMS, Mich. (PRWEB) , ... August 12, 2020 ... ... Consulting Group, Inc. (EMMA International), a global leader in FDA compliance consulting ... of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2020 , ... ... collection, today announced Jim Corrigan, President and CEO has been named one of ... broad cross-section of industry sectors, PharmaVoice 100 honorees are selected based on how ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is ... $3950. With 50 million stem cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would ... for arthritic joints (BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... transmitter systems that can be configured to drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, and magnetrons. ... drive one or two switches in a push-pull configuration; yielding fast fall time ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: