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New urine test can detect prostate cancer better than traditional methods: Study

May 19, 2015    

New York:A new urine-based test has improved prostate cancer detection compared to traditional methods, says a study.The test, developed at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in the US, is called Mi-Prostate Score, or MIPS.While traditional prostate cancer detection models are based on prostate serum antigen, or PSA, levels, the new method combines PSA with two markers for prostate cancer, both of which can be detected through a urine sample."Around 50 percent of men who undergo a prostate biopsy will not have cancer. We need better ways to manage elevated PSA and dete...

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