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REUTERS: British scientists say they have developed a lab test that can accurately distinguish prostate cancer from healthy tissue and other prostate conditions. READ MORE>

Researchers at a genetics and diagnostics firm Oxford Gene Technology say the set of biological signals, or biomarkers, they have identified was able to distinguish healthy tissue and benign prostate disease from prostate cancer with 90 percent accuracy in initial laboratory sample tests.

A full test for use in doctors’ clinics is likely to be at least five years off, they said, but their pilot study testing around 130 samples showed encouraging results in a disease area where more accurate diagnostic tests are sorely needed.

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URO TODAY: A series of proteins that might make it easier for doctors to better diagnose the more dangerous forms of prostate cancer has been identified by US researchers. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Dogs can be trained to correctly identify certain prostate cancer cell-derived volatile organic compounds in urine, according to new data from researchers in Paris. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: New research suggests that free circulating DNA blood levels might indicate the presence of prostate cancer and may improve the accuracy of the PSA test. READ MORE>

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PR NEWSWIRE: A US diagnostics company claims to have discovered a new test for prostate cancer that is 1700 times more sensitive than standard hospital tests, potentially allowing for detection of prostate cancer recurrence years earlier than current tests. READ MORE>

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JULY 24:  RENAL & UROLOGY NEWS: A protein that shows up in the urine of men with prostate cancer, but not those who don’t have it, may be an effective screening test by 2011, UK researchers believe. READ MORE>

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JULY 11: LOCAL12.COM: A new blood test is in the works which could better help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. But experts at the University of Cincinnati say there’s a few things men need to know about it.

Right now — a PSA or prostate specific antigen test is the most common blood test used to help diagnose prostate cancer. The problem, according to Dr. James Donovan of the University of Cincinnati, is “only 30 percent of men with elevated PSAs actually have prostate cancer.”  READ MORE>

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JULY 7: SCIENCECODEX.COM:  A new prostate cancer “homing device” could improve detection and allow for the first targeted treatment of the disease. READ MORE> A team of Purdue University researchers (Indiana, US) has synthesised a molecule that finds and penetrates prostate cancer cells and has created imaging agents and therapeutic drugs that can link to the molecule and be carried with it as cargo.

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JUNE 24: THE MEDICAL NEWS/URO TODAY: New studies of a blood protein recently identified at Johns Hopkins – early prostate cancer antigen-2 (EPCA-2) – may change the way men are screened for prostate cancer. READ MORE> anbd MORE>

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JUNE 22: BLOCHCANCER.ORG: Researchers in the Cancer Diagnostics Division of Gen-Probe Incorporated have developed a new urine test to detect prostate cancer and predict how quickly it may grow and spread. READ MORE>

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