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Urine test detects bladder cancer

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers have developed a new gene based urine test to detect urothelial cancers. Called UroSEEK, the test looks for gene mutations associated with bladder cancer and upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC.) Researchers used the test with cytology and detected positive bladder cancer results in 95 percent of study patients. By itself, UroSEEK still had positive test results of 83 percent. Researchers say UroSEEK can help detect urothelial cancers earlier in patients where early detection is very important for patients.

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Kidneys transplanted for a second time

Source: STAT News

Dr. Jeffrey Veale, a surgeon at UCLA is speaking out and encouraging other transplant centers to consider re-using transplanted kidneys in patients. Veale reports that each kidney is evaluated before undergoing another transplant. The surgeon has successfully transplanted three kidneys from previous transplant patients. While studies have not shown how these re-transplanted kidneys do, Dr. Veale’s patients are doing well with their new organs. 25 percent of people with kidney transplants die with kidneys that are still healthy and viable options for another transplant. Dr. Veale wants physicians to consider new ways to increase the amount of kidneys viable for transplants.

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