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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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Urine biomarker could diagnose acute kidney injury

Richard Zager and colleagues link key markers to early detection of renal failure

Nov. 15, 2010

Lead author Dr. Richard Zager of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division, with Dr. Ali Johnson in his lab and colleagues from UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, investigated whether certain molecules that are produced during injury and infection might be excreted in the urine and serve as diagnostic markers.

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