A study looking at a test to diagnose and monitor cancer of the bladder and kidneys

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer





This study is looking at developing a test that can detect cancer cells in urine. It is open to people with

  • Bladder cancer
  • Cancer of the central part of the kidney where the urine collects (renal pelvis)
  • Cancer of the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters)

More about this trial

To help diagnose and monitor your cancer, the doctor will do a cystoscopy

Researchers have developed a new test that may be able to detect cancer cells in a sample of urine. If this is so, then a cystoscopy may not be necessary.

In this study, the team will ask for urine samples from

  • People with cancer
  • People with other medical conditions of the urinary system Open a glossary item
  • Healthy volunteers

They will use the test to look for cells in these urine samples.

The aim of the study is to further develop the test to see if it can be used to detect cancer cells in urine.

Who can enter

You may be able to join this study if you are at least 18 years old and have one of the following

  • Bladder cancer
  • Cancer of the renal pelvis in the kidney
  • Cancer of the ureters

People who have other medical conditions affecting the urinary system can also join.

Trial design

The researchers need 160 people with cancer to join.

A doctor or nurse may ask you to join when you go to an outpatient clinic appointment. Or when you are in hospital to have your cancer removed.

The team also need 80 people with other medical conditions affecting their urinary system to join and 20 healthy people to volunteer.

Everyone taking part will give a sample of urine.

The researchers will use their new test to see if they can find cells in the urine samples and compare the results from the different groups of people.

Hospital visits

There are no extra visits if you take part in the study.

Side effects

There are no side effects if you take part in the study.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Mr Saura Jyoti Basu

Supported by

NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
SBRI Healthcare

Freephone 0808 800 4040

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Over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials in the UK last year.

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