New urine test improves prostate cancer detection

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For men, a new urine test is improving prostate cancer detection.

Men know about the PSA test but there's another test, the "mi-prostate score" or MIPS. It's been available since 2013. It combines PSA with two known markers for prostate cancer both of which can be detected through a urine sample.

A study of 2,000 men shows the urine test is more accurate, compared to traditional PSA tests.