Navigation Links
Gene Test Helps Detect Prostate Cancer
Date:5/31/2009

New screen boosts accuracy of standard PSA test, study shows

SUNDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test greatly reduces false-positive results in prostate cancer screenings and, when used in combination with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, could prevent many unnecessary biopsies, U.S. researchers say.

Their two-year study of 484 men found that using a six-gene molecular test with a PSA test accurately detected prostate cancer more than 90 percent of the time and eliminated most of the false-positives from the PSA test alone. Earlier research has found that the PSA test is 60 percent to 70 percent accurate in detecting cancer.

"These findings are very encouraging and suggest that this new test could spare tens of thousands of men from undergoing an unnecessary biopsy," study author Dr. William K. Oh, clinical director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, said in a news release from the organization.

"However, until we can verify our findings, it is important to recognize that the PSA test, despite its limitations, is still the best test available for diagnosing prostate cancer at this time," said Oh, who was to present the findings Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, in Orlando, Fla.

The study received funding from Source MDx, which developed the new blood test. Oh and his colleagues are planning a larger clinical trial of about 1,000 men to verify the findings.

Being able to more accurately detect prostate cancer is important. Men who are found to have elevated PSA levels in screening tests are often referred to a prostate biopsy, a painful procedure with some risk of complications. Nearly two-thirds of prostate biopsies don't find any cancerous cells, according to the news release.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Yoga Helps Those With Asthma
2. Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers
3. VA Web Site Helps College Counselors Aid Veterans
4. New Non-Surgical Laser Treatment Helps Patients Live Pain Free
5. Medical Marketing DVD Helps Doctors and Hospitals Win Patients Despite The Recession
6. IBM Helps Ling Tung University Build System to Monitor and Analyze Patients Health at Home
7. Innovative Business Intelligence Software Helps Keep Australia Healthy this Winter
8. Tweeting for Weight Loss Helps Users Stay Motivated with Twitter and traineo
9. MEDai Helps Medicare Part D Sponsors Adhere to CMS Medication Therapy Management Initiative
10. Workplace E-Mail Intervention Program Helps People Sit Less and Eat Better, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
11. Workplace e-mail intervention program helps people sit less and eat better
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gene Test Helps Detect Prostate Cancer 
(Date:5/27/2015)... National Harbor, MD (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 ... ) will attend this year’s conference of the American ... 17-20 at the Gaylord National Resort. MCA’s booth is ... Largest Annual Gathering in Immigration Law.” MCAads.com, a regular ... a family meeting” as they welcome current clients to ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... A. Joshua Halpern, MD, PA, a Tampa Bay ... UltraShape® , a revolutionary body-shaping solution from aesthetic medical ... Surgery Center. , Recently FDA cleared for ... non-invasive body shaping treatment that uses pulsed focused ultrasound ... surrounding tissue, vasculature, nerves or muscles area. Unlike other ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 SIMpalm , a ... client to launch an Android version for Forte Payment ... accept credit, debit and ACH payments on Android devices. ... at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simpalm.paymentgateway . The iOS version of the ... recently updated by SIMpalm. , Forte Mobile Payment ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Springs, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 ... health campaign dedicated to ending the spread of HIV, ... advocates at the 1st Annual YesGTCV Social Ambassador Awards, ... 6 – 7 p.m. PST. , A first for ... Get Tested Coachella Valley’s most active online influencers for ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... According to research conducted by Dr. Huay-Zong ... Dallas some migraine patients have an increased likelihood of ... apparently also have some shared risk factors -- particularly ... a history of diabetes and/or smoking. Both conditions were ... in particular was less common in Hispanics. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PERM Specialists from MCAads.com Will Attend the 2015 Conference on Immigration Law Set for June 17-20 in the DC Metro Area 2Health News:PERM Specialists from MCAads.com Will Attend the 2015 Conference on Immigration Law Set for June 17-20 in the DC Metro Area 3Health News:Tampa Plastic Surgery Center Delivers A Better Way To A Better Body 2Health News:Tampa Plastic Surgery Center Delivers A Better Way To A Better Body 3Health News:Forte Payment System Launches Android Version of Payment App 2Health News:Regional Public Health Campaign to Host 1st Annual YesGTCV Social Ambassador Awards 2Health News:Regional Public Health Campaign to Host 1st Annual YesGTCV Social Ambassador Awards 3Health News:Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Offers Insights into Recent Study Results Connecting Migraines with Chronic Conditions Such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2Health News:Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Offers Insights into Recent Study Results Connecting Migraines with Chronic Conditions Such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 3Health News:Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Offers Insights into Recent Study Results Connecting Migraines with Chronic Conditions Such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 4
... type of heat therapy derived from MIT radar research ... results from the fourth clinical trial of the technique ... , In this study, large tumors treated ... heat treatment shrunk nearly 50 percent more than tumors ...
... the November issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP) ... savings on not only dental costs, but also medical ... linked to systemic health conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, ... Japan, examined the effect of periodontal diseases on medical ...
... helps detect metastases earlier for women with inflammatory breast ... -- A technique that combines a PET scan with ... inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but very aggressive form ... quicker way of assessing everything," said lead researcher Dr. ...
... produce fast, accurate results, study says , , TUESDAY, ... that could dramatically cut the time needed to ... developed an automated identification system that uses X-rays ... of dental records. , The researchers say the ...
... the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that ... significantly sooner than those with HIV living in other parts ... time measured in the studies suggests that HIV subtype E, ... be more virulent than other subtypes of the virus. Both ...
... 27 Visitors to the Multiple,Sclerosis Association of ... Over the past few months, a new design ... multiple,sclerosis (MS) community with the resources and tools ... the new msassociation.org include:, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MIT radar technology fights breast cancer 2Health News:MIT radar technology fights breast cancer 3Health News:Treating your periodontal pockets may benefit your pocket book 2Health News:Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancer's Spread 2Health News:Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancer's Spread 3Health News:New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes 2Health News:New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes 3Health News:New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes 4Health News:Studies suggest HIV subtype more deadly than others 2Health News:The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Transforms Website with a New Look and New Technology 2
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Mapi ... investment round of $10 million in the company in a ... chairman and CEO Mr. Ehud Marom . The funding ... the funding is sufficient to advance the company,s lead product, ... injection, currently at Phase II, up to the initiation of ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , 27 maggio 2015 Una presentazione speciale ... 2015 ha visto esperti di MERG valutare ... nella cura di svariate popolazioni di pazienti affetti ... Ronnie Fass , MD della ... esaminato i dati clinici relativi alla terapia Stretta. Un ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... May 27, 2015  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: ... McLaughlin , the company,s president and chief executive officer, ... next week in New York City.  The presentation, which ... 2015 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. To access ... go to the Company,s website at http://www.pdl.com ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mapi Pharma Closes $10 Million Investment Led by Shavit Capital 2Alla Settimana delle malattie digestive, la terapia Stretta è stata presentata come un trattamento versatile ed efficace per svariate popolazioni di pazienti affetti dalla patologia MERG 2Alla Settimana delle malattie digestive, la terapia Stretta è stata presentata come un trattamento versatile ed efficace per svariate popolazioni di pazienti affetti dalla patologia MERG 3Alla Settimana delle malattie digestive, la terapia Stretta è stata presentata come un trattamento versatile ed efficace per svariate popolazioni di pazienti affetti dalla patologia MERG 4PDL BioPharma to Present at Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference 2
Disposable Aluminum Satin Finish E/T Stylette, Adult 16, 25/box....
FlexiSlip™ Plastic coated malleable metal core. Single use, Sterile, Latex Free. Soft distal tip flexes to reduce risk of trauma to patient. Malleable metal core is easy to shape. Low friction ...
Surgical Stainless Steel Adult 16.5....
FlexiSlip™ Plastic coated malleable metal core. Single use, Sterile, Latex Free. Soft distal tip flexes to reduce risk of trauma to patient. Malleable metal core is easy to shape. Low friction ...
Medicine Products: