Massively parallel sequencing of urinary DNA – the dawn of non-invasive bladder cancer detection and surveillance?

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Colleges, School and Institutes


The recent paper by Dudley et al. (1) entitled “Detection and surveillance of bladder cancer using urine tumor DNA” adds to the burgeoning evidence that massively-parallel sequencing of urinary DNA reliably detects tumour-associated mutations in urinary DNA. This approach promises to resolve the long overdue need for a sensitive and specific non-invasive test for bladder cancer. In this editorial we discuss the existing body of evidence and what the study by Dudley et al. contributes to this rapidly-evolving field of cancer research.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S204-S207
Number of pages4
JournalTranslational Cancer Research
Early online date4 Mar 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Mar 2019