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New prostate cancer diagnosis method developed

University of California

Scientists in the US have developed a new way of detecting tumours in patients with prostate cancer.

 

The team, from the University of California, found that analysing non-tumour tissue may be as effective as looking directly for tumours.

 

Published in the journal Cancer Research, the study explained that physicians could detect changes in non-tumour tissue that indicate a tumour may be present.

 

This information would allow patients to be given a follow-up biopsy sooner than if they received equivocal first results on diagnostic tests.

 

Lead researcher Dan Mercola commented: "Changes in the non-tumour tissue surrounding the tumour have long been considered to be important to tumour growth.

 

"Interfering with this process could have therapeutic value."

 

Mr Mercola added: "The information in non-tumour tissue indicating 'presence of tumour' or not indicates who needs urgent re-biopsy and allows patients to consider alternative therapies to surgery or radiation such as neoadjuvant therapy or prostate cancer prevention treatment."

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Prostate cancer treatment news : 2 April 2011