Medical research

New non-invasive test can detect bladder cancer

A novel urine screening test that uses a protein, keratin 17 (K17), as a cancer biomarker reveals the test detects the presence of new or recurrent cases of bladder cancer. The methodology behind the test stems from research ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study: New prostate cancer test could avoid unnecessary biopsies

A urine test based on University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center research could have avoided one third of unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies while failing to detect only a small number of cancers, according to a validation ...

Immunology

Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma. The study, which has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could a urine test help assess aspects of cystic fibrosis?

New research provides insights on the effects of cystic fibrosis in the kidneys. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, point to the potential for a urine test related to the disease.

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