SGMC Hosts Prostate Cancer Screening

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An estimated 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. It is presently recognized utilizing a blood test that estimates PSA levels.

For now, though, it is important that any man with suspected prostate cancer following a PSA test is offered a high-quality MRI scan.

Furthermore, most analyzed beginning period prostate diseases are not deadly whenever left untreated.

The new prostate cancer test (the Parsortix® system from ANGLE plc) detects early cancer cells, or circulating tumor cells (CTCs), that have left the original tumour and entered the bloodstream prior to spreading around the body.

If successful, researchers said the CTC test could be available on the NHS in as little as three years.

Researchers found that the presence of CTCs in pre-biopsy blood samples correctly determined which patients had cancer (as confirmed by biopsy).

The fresh check is ready to name basically the most aggressive cases, which require treatment, with accuracy of greater than 90 per cent, when combined with PSA outcomes.

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Furthermore, the number and sort of CTCs present in the blood was additionally demonstrative of the forcefulness of the malignant growth.

While this is undoubtedly a positive development, survivors of prostate cancer often have to deal with the side effects of their treatment for longer.

Lead researcher Professor Yong-Jie Lu from Queen Mary University of London said: "The current prostate cancer test often leads to unnecessary invasive biopsies and over-diagnosis and overtreatment of many men, causing significant harm to patients and a waste of valuable healthcare resources". There is unmistakably a requirement for better determination of patients to experience the biopsy method.

"Testing for circulating tumour cells is efficient, non-invasive and potentially accurate". "Somebody with a family history of prostate cancer may need to have screening at an earlier age, and some of our very healthy men, marathon runners, may want to extend that screening beyond age 70, as well", said Dr. Samit Soni, urologist at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, who visited the Houston Life studio to give more insight into this condition.

"Prostate cancer is a high priority for the company's development once we have concluded our current FDA and verification studies in breast cancer and ovarian cancer".

As this is a solitary focus study, the outcomes should be additionally approved in other free research focuses before the CTC test is accessible either secretly or on the NHS in the United Kingdom, which could take a further 3-5 years. Clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration could also take 3-5 years.

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