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NEW YORK – A group of researchers led by the University of East Anglia in the UK have developed a urine-derived extracellular vesicle RNA (UEV-RNA) tool – called Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) – that provides diagnostic data about disease status and prognostic information for patients on active surveillance (AS) before tissue biopsy.

The researchers believe that the PUR tool can identify patients who may need treatment up to five years in advance, thereby potentially minimizing the need for repeated checkups for low-risk patients on AS. 

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