Researchers Working on Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Using Urine Sample

Researchers Working on Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Using Urine Sample
Screening hundreds of proteins in prostatic secretions from prostate cancer patients allowed researchers to identify protein signatures capable of detecting prostate cancer and distinguish aggressive from benign forms, paving the wave for a urine sample test to diagnose the disease. The study, "Targeted proteomics identifies liquid-biopsy signatures for extracapsular prostate cancer," published in the journal Nature Communications, is a significant step toward a future where prostate cancer can be diagnosed without the need for invasive biopsies — a necessary evil of today’s diagnostic processes. In an
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