Methylational urinalysis: a prospective study of bladder cancer patients and age stratified benign controls.
Tumour suppressor gene (TSG) methylation has been proposed as a diagnostic marker for urothelial cancer (UC). Here, we compare the frequency of urinary TSG methylation in young and elderly patients, with and without UC. Urine samples were obtained prospectively from 35 UC patients, 35 benign controls over the age of 70 years and 34 healthy volunteers under the age of 40 years. Methylation analysis was performed for eight gene promoters using quantitative methylation-specific PCR. Methylation ...Expand abstract
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