Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Simple Bladder Cancer Test

PostedJuly 22, 2007

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Randy Atkins:  Symptoms of bladder cancer are similar to other problems, like infections.  Diagnosis involves…

Steve Goodison:  Sending a camera into the bladder, which is rather uncomfortable for the patient.

Randy Atkins:  Steve Goodison, a University of Florida professor, says new technology is allowing scientists to catalog proteins in a urine sample.

Steve Goodison:  When we’ve done it on enough patients, we’ll have identified proteins that are associated with the presence of bladder cancer.

Randy Atkins:  Goodison thinks a simple urine sample dipstick could then be engineered to spot an array of telltale proteins.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.

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