A study looking at developing new tests to diagnose bladder cancer

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

Cancer type:

Bladder cancer





In this study researchers will use urine samples to develop new tests to diagnose bladder cancer. 

This study is open to people who have, or might have, bladder cancer and who are going to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

More about this trial

You have a number of tests to diagnose bladder cancer including a test called a cystoscopy. The doctor puts a thin, flexible tube called a cystoscope into the tube where your urine comes out (your urethra).
In this study the researchers are looking at ways to diagnose bladder cancer using a sample of urine. They need to collect a large number of urine samples so they can develop these new tests.
You won’t have any direct benefit from taking part in this study but the researchers hope that in the future these tests could be used to see who is most likely to have bladder cancer. This will mean that only the people who really need a cystoscopy have this test.

Who can enter

The following bullet points list the entry conditions for this study. Talk to your doctor or the study team if you are unsure about any of these. They will be able to advise you.
You may be able to join this study if you:
  • have bladder cancer
  • are having a procedure called TUBRT because there is a strong suspicion you might have bladder cancer
  • are going to the Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • are at least 18 years old 
You cannot join this study if any of these apply. You have:
  • kidney stones (calculi) or bladder stones
  • previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer or kidney (renal) cancer 
  • inflammation of the prostate Open a glossary item (prostatitis) 
  • had a test where a tube is inserted into the bladder or the tubes that carry urine from the bladder to the outside of the body (urethra) in the 2 weeks before being asked to join this study 

Trial design

As part of your routine clinic appointment you will be asked to give a urine sample. The study team will ask to use any excess urine from this sample for their research.

You might be asked to give additional urine samples at your next routine appointment.

Taking part in this study will not affect any tests or treatment you might need.

Hospital visits

There are no extra hospital visits.

Side effects

There are no side effects.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Mr Stuart McCracken

Supported by

Arquer Diagnostics Ltd

If you have questions about the trial please contact our cancer information nurses

Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:


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