A study looking at biomarkers before and after surgery of the prostate, bladder, penis or kidney

 Penile Cancer / Posted 1 year ago

Doctors can use surgery to remove:

  • prostate cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • penile cancer
  • kidney cancer

Doctors think that one way to monitor patients more closely when they have surgery would be to use biomarkers. A biomarker is a substance in the body that can be measured.
In this study, the researchers will look at people’s blood and urine samples before and after surgery to measure certain biomarkers.
The aims of this study are to
Find out if surgery of the prostate, bladder, penis and kidney causes changes to biomarkers in the body
See if there is a link between changes in these biomarkers and complications after surgery
See if there is a link between changes in these biomarkers and the cancer coming back
You will not directly benefit from taking part in this study. If the researchers find that biomarkers are useful, it could help to improve the care and treatment of other people in the future.

  • Inclusion Criteria :
    • You are due to have surgery to treat cancer or a non cancerous (benign) condition of the prostate, bladder or kidney and you are a patient at either Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Glan Clwyd Hospital or Bangor Hospital in North Wales
    • You are due to have surgery to treat cancer or a non cancerous (benign) condition of the penis and you are a patient at University College London Hospital
  • Study start date : 01/09/2015
  • Study end date : 19/09/2022
  • Wales-Based Study Contact : please speak to your clinician
  • Principal Investigator : Professor Stephen Fôn Hughes
Contact details

Bangor, Wrexham or RhylWales Wide www.cancerresearchuk.org

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