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Investigational urine test can predict aggressive prostate cancer

Daniel Lin study shows two biomarkers in urine are associated with cancers likely to be aggressive among men who take a 'watchful waiting' approach

Feb. 6, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Initial results of a multicenter study coordinated by Hutchinson Center researchers indicates that two investigational urine-based biomarkers are associated with prostate cancers that are likely to be aggressive and potentially life-threatening among men who take a "watchful waiting," or active-surveillance, approach to manage their disease. Ultimately, these markers may lead to the development of a urine test that could complement prostate biopsy for predicting disease aggressiveness and progression.

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Prostate biomarker discovery could lead to simple test for lethal cancer

Janet Stanford leads first population-based study to identify and validate five inherited genetic variants strongly associated with prostate cancer progression and mortality

Aug. 22, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Janet Stanford, co-director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Program in Prostate Cancer Research, has identified five inherited genetic variants that are strongly associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer. The discovery ultimately could lead to the development of a simple blood test that could be given upon diagnosis to determine which men should receive aggressive treatment versus a more conservative "watchful waiting" approach.

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