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    Prostate Ca screening test focus of prospective U.S. trial

    Minomic International Ltd. has begun a prospective U.S. trial of its MiCheck prostate cancer screening test, a blood-based multi-index analyte assay. The study will further verify MiCheck’s accuracy and reliability in detecting prostate cancer, especially for identifying patients with clinically significant cancer, according to Minomic. Researchers will collect blood samples from 300 patients planning to undergo prostate biopsy along with blood samples from 50 healthy control patients. CUSP LLC, a uro-oncology trials group, will oversee the sample collection from at least 10 U.S. urology practices. Minomic hopes the data will support introduction of the MiCheck test into the United States as a laboratory-developed test via the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment Act.

    Enrollment starts for trial of asthma agent to treat IC/BPS

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has begun enrolling women in a clinical trial to study the use of the leukotriene inhibitor montelukast (Singluair) in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). Eligible patients must have received a diagnosed of IC/BPS, be at least 18 years old, and tried at least one medication for treatment. The randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial is the first controlled trial of the drug, according to Vanderbilt. Enrolled patients will either be administered montelukast or a placebo for 8 weeks with a 2-week washout period between treatments. The primary objectives of the study are to determine if montelukast, which is currently indicated for the treatment of asthma, can decrease inflammation in the bladder and if the drug is a viable treatment option for women with IC/BPS.

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    Ben Schwartz
    Ben Schwartz is Associate Editor, Contemporary OB/GYN.

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