Possible new assay for cancer.
In tests involving 2,500 cancer patients, he says his group detected 87 percent. For controls, they tested urine from 3,500 noncancerous hospital patients aged 30 to 65 and from several hundred younger, healthy adults. False positive findings among these groups ranged from 5 to 10 percent.
Bucovaz says he's leaving follow-up efficacy testing--needed to win Food and Drug Administration approval -- to any commercial developers of the test. A qualitative test that takes only minutes to analyze might be performed in a physician's office for less than $5, Bucovaz says. Positive findings could be confirmed using a slightly more expensive and complicated laboratory-analyzed quantitative assay.
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