What is it about?
Previously, our Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) test could identify men with high and low risk cancers - but can now help men with intermediate-risk disease - for whom treatment options had been less clear. This new research shows that the PUR test can be used to estimate the level of a specific pathological characteristic (Gleason Pattern 4) that is linked to increased risk of disease progression in men with prostate cancer.
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Why is it important?
This is important because, for men whose prostate tumour contains varying levels of Gleason Pattern 4, a prostate biopsy is necessary to determine whether men should receive active treatment or be managed by active surveillance.
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This page is a summary of: The Urine Biomarker PUR-4 Is Positively Associated with the Amount of Gleason 4 in Human Prostate Cancers, Life, November 2021, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/life11111172.
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