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A Better Blood Test For Prostate Cancer

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Posted in Prostate Disorders on June 7, 2007


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A really fascinating and exciting article. What a breakthrough for men who have a prostate biopsy, but don't get a definitive diagnosis as to whether or not it is prostate cancer. Thank you for the videocast as well. Very informative.

Posted by: Jo | June 9, 2007 7:15 AM

Is this test available to me in any way?

Posted by: rtrowbridge | June 9, 2007 7:57 AM

As with all clinical trials, there will most likely be some type of inclusion and exclusion criteria, so please contact Dr. Getzenberg's office directly as per the contact information provided on this page for further details.

Posted by: Jo | July 30, 2008 8:15 AM

Here we are on November 22, 2008. When will the EPCA-2 blood test become available to our local urologists?

Posted by: | November 22, 2008 5:55 PM

I'm supposed to have a second prostate biopsy - the first one a year ago was negative. My PSA was 4.3 when I had the biopsy, went down to 2.3 6 months after the biopsy after being prescribed Prostate 2.2 tablets, had a normal rectal exam this November, but the PSA went up to 3.9. I'd like to try the EPCA-2 blood test before doing another biopsy. When will it be available? The April 2007 news release said '18 months from April 2007' which would mean about now. Thanks.

Posted by: kenzrw | December 4, 2008 4:05 PM

A followup to my post earlier today. If Johns Hopkins is unable to answer my question regarding the current availability/status of the EPCA-2 (or comparable) prostate cancer screening test (discussed in your June 2007 Press Release), would you please direct me to the appropriate organization/individual? Thank you. Dave

Posted by: | June 25, 2009 11:34 AM

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