Clinical usefulness of the novel marker BLCA-4 for the detection of bladder cancer.

@article{Konety2000ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical usefulness of the novel marker BLCA-4 for the detection of bladder cancer.},
  author={Badrinath R. Konety and Theresa Nguyen and Gilbert Brenes and A Sholder and Nancy Lewis and Sheldon Bastacky and Douglas M. Potter and Robert H. Getzenberg},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={164 3 Pt 1},
  pages={634-9}
}
PURPOSE Previous studies at our laboratory identified 6 bladder cancer specific nuclear matrix proteins termed BLCA-1 to 6. We recently developed an immunoassay that detects the bladder cancer specific nuclear matrix protein BLCA-4. We analyzed urine samples from patients with bladder cancer, those with spinal cord injury and normal volunteers to determine the BLCA-4 level in these 3 groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Urine samples obtained from 51 normal controls, and 54 patients with bladder… CONTINUE READING
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