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Biomarker in urine can be effective for the early detection of bladder cancer


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Simple biomarker in urine may be an effective predictive test for bladder cancer.

Mutations in the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene are common in many cases of bladder cancer.

Pilot study included 50,045 Iranian individuals and a follow-up of more than 10 years.

38 individuals developed bladder cancer and TERT mutations were detected in 46.7% of these subjects.

Study results need further verification before it even comes close to clinical use.

Early detection means fewer complications and less financial contributions in the system

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