Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Utility of Urothelial mRNA Markers in Blood for Staging and Monitoring Bladder Cancer


Gene expression analysis of bladder-specific mRNA markers in blood samples by preamplification RT-qPCR is different among the various tumor risk groups of patients with UCC but does not predict the development of metastases. We have also found that this method is not suitable for monitoring hematogenous UCC dissemination in patients who have undergone cystectomy to predict the UCC outcome. The clinical utility of these findings should be evaluated further.
UROLOGY 79: 240.e9 –240.e15, 2012. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

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