Bladder cancer monitoring using two novel urinary markers

C. Botti, E. Seregni, S. Mattioli, A. Martinetti, L. Ferrari, E. Bombardieri

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Abstract

Bladder cancer shows extreme variability in its behavior. Even the superficial forms, when surgically treated, are characterized by a high recurrence rate, and therefore regular and intensive post-treatment monitoring is an important aspect of the management of this tumor. The standard follow-up of patients with a bladder cancer history is based on cystoscopic examination of the internal bladder, which is an invasive procedure causing disconmort to the patient. In this context, the availability of a non-invasive laboratory test which measures circulating markers associated with bladder cancer could facilitate the monitoring of patients and could be of help in understanding the metastatic potential of bladder tumors, especially the superficial forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Biological Markers
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

Keywords

  • Bladder cancer
  • Immunoassays
  • Monitoring
  • Urinary markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry

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