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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

New test may help predict prostate cancer

A new genetic test has been developed by a team of researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and  Karim Kader, MD, PhD, associate clinical professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine to predict a man's risk for prostate cancer. Use of the test could reduce the need for repeat biopsies in men who have had a negative biopsy. Avoiding the need for repeat proceedures could help reduce the potential for infection and possible subsequent hospitalisation.

According to Karim Kader "The genetic test outperformed the PSA test in assessing cancer risk,"going on to say "If results of this blood test were factored into prostate cancer predictors such as total free PSA, free PSA, number of core samples taken at biopsy, and family history, we would have a more accurate picture of a whether or not a man is likely to develop the sometimes fatal disease."

Read more detail in ScienceDaily:New test may help predict prostate cancer

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