University of Michigan study finds urine test shows prostate cancer risk:
Posted Aug 07 2011 10:29pm
University of Michigan study finds urine test shows prostate cancer risk:NCI Cancer Center News
A new urine test can help aid early detection of and treatment decisions about prostate cancer, a study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology finds... The test looks for a genetic anomaly that occurs in about half of all prostate cancers, an instance of two genes changing places and fusing together. This gene fusion, TMPRSS2:ERG, is believed to cause prostate cancer.
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