A Urine Test to Catch Prostate Cancer


Research carried out on almost 500 men found that nearly 90% of those with aggressive prostate cancer had DNA changes in their urine, which were absent in healthy men.


The new test offers a 70% improvement in the specificity of the current standard blood test. This means that most men could be spared the trauma of an invasive trans-rectal needle biopsy to rule out prostate cancer.


Further work is underway to validate these findings in Prostate Cancer detection, the researchers are also investigating the possibility of the urine test being used to detect Ovarian Cancer too.


The logo is an abstract representation of a Double Helix & GCAT, depicting urine test samples and the scientific process.
There is an easy flow to the shape, which reflects a liquid movement and the simplicity of taking a urine test.