CSN Login
Members Online: 10

New urine test for PCa

YTW's picture
Posts: 67
Joined: Apr 2010

I found this on the PCF site.  It looks interesting..



VascodaGama's picture
Posts: 1818
Joined: Nov 2010

Hi Jimmy

Thanks for bringing the news to the forum.
For those who like to read more, the UM have a paper with details of MiPS (test) in this link;

It seems that MiPS is most about the Calculator of the risks one has to be positive for PCa, not a new test as many may think of it. The markers used for prediction have been around for quite a long time already. Here is a link to the initial urine test;

Pca3 and RNA strands got particular attention recently due to the requisites of Active Surveillance. Dr Thompson et al managed to put these markers into a practical and easy way of use. His predictive tables are presented in his video where he explains how to use the Prostate Cancer Risks Calculator (http://deb.uthscsa.edu/URORiskCalc/Pages/uroriskcalc.jsp)

Your “visits” are seldom but always bring about interesting themes of discussion. I recall a thread when we all discussed about these tests (http://csn.cancer.org/node/201399#comment-1021830).

We have missed you for long. How about your progress, how are you faring?

Happy Holiday season.

VGama  Wink


YTW's picture
Posts: 67
Joined: Apr 2010

VGama:  Doing well with no serious side effects.  My treatment was CK in 07/2010.  Psa at that time was 8.6.  First psa 5 months after treatment dropped to 2.9 and has continued to drop to 0.91 in 07/2013.  I experianced a one time "bounce" from 1.7  to  2.3  in 2011.  Age is 74 My next psa test will be in January............................................................................................Jimmy/Cleveland

Posts: 770
Joined: Mar 2010

Congrats & thanks!

walt bock's picture
walt bock
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2013


Did discovery of cancer via urine test lead to anything else that reduced bone cancer?

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2016 © Cancer Survivors Network