"I was delighted to take part in a clinical trial as it has the potential to really help others in the future.”
A study of a urine test to help diagnose bladder cancer that has come back (ARQUER)
This study wants to find out whether a urine test called MCM5 ELISA can help to diagnose bladder cancer that has come back after treatment (recurrent bladder cancer).
It is for people who have had bladder cancer or a recurrence in the past 2 years.
More about this trial
After treatment for bladder cancer, you have regular follow up appointments. Your doctor checks how you are and looks for signs of bladder cancer coming back. During the appointments, you might have a test to look inside your bladder called a cystoscopy.
Doctors are trying to find easier ways to look for signs of bladder cancer coming back. In this trial, they are looking at a urine test called MCM5 ELISA.
The test looks for a protein called MCM5 in the urine. Doctors think that measuring the level of this protein can help to diagnose recurrent bladder cancer.
Everyone taking part in this study gives a sample of urine when they are at the hospital before having a cystoscopy.
The main aim of this trial is to find out whether the MCM5 ELISA test can help to diagnose recurrent bladder cancer.
Who can enter
- were diagnosed with bladder cancer in the last 2 years
- are going to have cystoscopies to look for signs of recurrent bladder cancer
- can give urine samples
- are at least 18 years old
The study team hope that up to 320 people will agree to take part in this study.
Everyone taking part in this study gives urine samples. You give a sample each time you are at the hospital having a cystoscopy.
To have a cystoscopy, your doctor gently passes a flexible tube into your bladder. The tube has a light and an eyepiece at one end, so the doctor can see the inside of your bladder and the tube where your urine comes out (urethra).
How often you have a cystoscopy depends on your individual needs. Your doctor can tell you more about what happens during a cystoscopy and how often you have them.
You will not have any extra hospital visits as part of this study. You give the urine samples when you are at the hospital having cystoscopies.
There are no side effects from having the MCM5 ELISA urine test.
You may have some side effects from having a cystoscopy. Your doctor will tell you about all the possible risks before you have the test.
We have information about cystoscopy and possible risks of having one.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Jacqueline Stockley
Arquer Diagnostics Ltd