Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
There are no extra visits if you take part in the study.
There are no side effects if you take part in the study.
How to join a clinical trial
Mr Saura Jyoti Basu
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer