Genetic Test Evaluation

understanding how genetic tests impact patient management

Cxbladder Detect (Pacific Edge Ltd.)

April 23, 2018

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and often presents as hematuria, pain during urination, or frequent urge to urinate. However, these symptoms may be present due to a number of noncancerous conditions. Diagnosis of bladder cancer and other urothelial cancers typically requires an invasive cystoscopy because standard imaging is nonspecific. Therefore, a noninvasive, urine-based test to detect bladder cancer as an adjunct to standard diagnostic methods is of significant interest.