"Mi-Prostate Score developed from a discovery in the lab of Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., in 2005 of a genetic anomaly that occurs in about
half of all prostate cancers, an instance of two genes changing places and fusing together. This gene fusion, T2:ERG, is believed to cause prostate cancer. Studies in prostate tissues show that the gene fusion almost always indicates cancer. The new urine test looks for the T2:ERG fusion as well as another marker, PCA3. This is combined with serum PSA measure to produce a risk assessment for prostate cancer. The test also predicts risk for having an aggressive tumor, helping doctors and patients make decisions about
whether to wait and monitor test levels or pursue immediate biopsy. “This combination test is not designed to say definitively at diagnosis whether a man has aggressive prostate cancer, but it can provide a more accurate estimate of the likelihood of having cancer and the likelihood of that cancer being aggressive,” Tomlins says. The test is available to anyone but requires a request from a doctor."
Has anyone had this type of test done? If so what was the outcome?
location: Batavia, IL
dx age 57 2/10 PSA 8.2
biopsy 2/10 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
second opinion from Johns Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/10
5 weeks IMRT 4/10-6/10 at Copley Hospital Aurora, IL
91 palladium 103 seeds 7/10 at Chicago Prostate Center
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