Prostate cancer urine test breakthrough
"The protein is easy to detect because it is found in urine and would potentially be a very simple test to carry out on men to identify those most at risk of developing the disease."
- Hayley Whitaker, from Cancer Research UK charity’s Cambridge Research Institute
Scientists may have found a way to create the first effective urine test for prostate cancer.
A protein called MSMB found in urine is present at a lower level in men who have the disease. Its level also seems to be influenced by how aggressive the cancer is.