Methylation may help avoid a repeat biopsy for prostate cancer

Klein, Eric
March 2008
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p38
The article discusses research on the use of methylation to avoid second prostate cancer biopsy presented during the 2008 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California from February 14 to 16, 2008. According to the study by Dr. Bruce Trock and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, methylation of GSTP1 and APC genes may serve as a biomarker for prostate cancer which would not require high-risk patients to undergo second biopsy. Eighty six men were involved in the study.


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