RT-PCR analysis may identify lymph node metastasis

Charlottesville, VA-Use of molecular analysis for the uroplakin II (UPII) gene may potentially be a more sensitive method than conventional histopathology for identifying lymph node metastasis in patients with urothelial bladder cancer, according to a joint University of Virginia/University of Western Ontario study appearing in Clinical Cancer Research (2001; 7:1516-22).