Evaluation of NMP22 in the detection of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.

@article{Stampfer1998EvaluationON,
  title={Evaluation of NMP22 in the detection of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.},
  author={D S Stampfer and Gennaro A. Carpinito and Julio Rodr{\'i}guez-Villanueva and L W Willsey and Colin P. N. Dinney and Herbert Barton Grossman and Herbert A. Fritsche and W. Scott McDougal},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={159 2},
  pages={394-8}
}
PURPOSE Urinary nuclear matrix protein (NMP22) was evaluated for detection of new and recurrent bladder tumors in patients with a history of transitional cell carcinoma. Our objective was to determine sensitivity and specificity of this marker for tumors of various stages and grades, as well as its use as an adjunct to or substitute for urinary cytology. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 231 patients with a history of transitional cell carcinoma provided 288 voided urine samples before… CONTINUE READING

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