Urinary markers for prostate cancer.

  title={Urinary markers for prostate cancer.},
  author={M T Gapor Abdul and Malcolm Banks and Naseema M. Hoosein},
  journal={International journal of oncology},
  volume={8 4},
Immunoglobulins (Igs), bombesin-like immunoreactivity (BLI), beta-2 microglobulin (beta-2m) and transferrin were measured by radioimmunoassay in the first voided urine of patients with advanced prostatic carcinoma. Compared to 16 age-matched, healthy subjects, urinary Igs were elevated in 19 (48%), BLI in 12 (30%), beta-2m in 29 (74%) and transferrin in 8 (20%) of 40 adenocarcinoma patients. Elevation in urinary Igs, BLI or beta-2m was associated with a significantly shorter survival. The four… CONTINUE READING