- Bladder cancer is the ninth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world with an estimated 430 000 new cases reported in 2012.
- Men are more than three times more likely to get bladder cancer than women.
- Smoking is a major cause of bladder cancer.
- Exposure to industrial chemicals such as metalworking fluids is another cause of bladder cancer.
- One of the most common symptoms of bladder cancer is the presence of blood in urine.
- Cystoscopy and urine cytology are the most common methods for detection and assessment of recurrence of bladder cancer. Cystoscopy may cause pain and discomfort in patients, and urine cytology has a low sensitivity.IDL Biotech has developed UBC Rapid, a complement to cystoscopy, which causes no pain for the patient. Read more about UBC Rapid here.
IDL Biotech currently has a number of ongoing clinical studies both internationally and in Sweden, with the aim of demonstrating the clinical benefit of UBC® Rapid in bladder cancer and having the test included as a complement in the follow-up of patients with bladder...