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Methylation & Proteomics-Based Detection of Bladder Cancer

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To determine sensitivity and specificity of quantitative real-time methylation specific PCR (qMSP) of urine sediment DNA, using a panel of several methylated gene markers, in detecting bladder cancer in participants pathologically confirmed to have this disease. Secondary objective: to test the sensitivity and specificity of an Aurora A FISH probe for the detection of clinically evident bladder cancer.

This study will test the sensitivity of gene methylation in the presence of clinically evident, pathologically confirmed bladder cancer. This study will test the specificity of gene methylation in two groups of participants without bladder cancer - requiring cystoscopy for hematuria and for foreign body (urinary stones, stents, and catheters) or infection.
Quantitative real time methylation specific PCR (qMSP) of urine sediment DNA using a panel of several methylated gene markers.

There are currently no biomarkers annotated for this protocol.

No datasets are currently associated with this protocol.


Announcement 11/20/2014

New Round of EDRN FOAs

The RFAs for EDRN have been released:
- Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01),
- Clinical Validation Centers (U01),
- Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24),
- Data Management and Coordinating Center (U24).

EDRN Renewal flyer NOTE-New receipt deadline for applications submitted for all EDRN FOAs is January 20, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

There will be a Pre-Application webinar to discuss each of the four individual EDRN FOAs on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, from 1pm-5pm (Eastern). Potential applicants interested in participating in the webinar should send a message to Dr. Sharmistha Ghosh (ghoshjanjigias@mail.nih.gov) no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) November 21, 2014. Please mention the FOA of interest in the subject line.

Announcement 10/07/2014

EDRN Patient Advocates will host an EDRN Advocacy Educational Webinar, Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection and Monitoring, on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Registration is not required for this. Please click for more information.