‚Sniffing‘ urine to detect prostate cancer could prevent unnecessary biopsies

On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue samples, and the majority of men who undergo the uncomfortable test don’t require treatment. Scientists now report progress toward minimizing unnecessary prostate biopsies: They have identified the molecules likely responsible for the scent of prostate cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)