CAMPBELL, Calif. and CARDIFF, Wales, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- KDx Diagnostics, Inc. (KDx), Clinical Innovation Accelerator (CIA), Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board C&VUHB) and CellPath, announced today a partnership to develop a non-invasive urine test for suspected bladder cancer patients through the Accelerate programme. KDx Diagnostics Inc., located in Campbell, CA, USA, has developed a non-invasive urine test, URO17® that has shown high accuracy detection of bladder cancer in multiple independent studies, and will provide all technical components for the project...more.
URO17 is a urine test for detecting bladder cancer in people with symptoms associated with malignancy, including blood in the urine (haematuria) or lower urinary tract symptoms. It is also indicated for detecting urogenital cancer recurrence in the urogenital tract during treatment follow up.
URO17 is an immunocytochemistry-based test that detects the presence of the oncoprotein keratin 17 (K17), which is a member of cytokeratin family of proteins. There is evidence suggesting that K17 is associated with poor prognosis in tumorigenesis of malignancies such as cervical, endometrial and lung. Studies also found that K17 is expressed in urothelial cancer and suggested that K17 is a highly accurate biomarker for underlying biopsy-confirmed urothelial cancer (Babu et al. 2018; Babu et al. 2020). ...more