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Measuring the Efficacy and Value of Urothelial Cancer Urinary BiomarkersMeasuring the Efficacy and Value of Urothelial Cancer Urinary Biomarkers

Phillip H. Abbosh, MD, PhD; and Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 27 October 2015.

From Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2445.

Requests for Single Reprints: Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS, Department of Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Abbosh: Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Dr. Plimack: Department of Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(12):954-955. doi:10.7326/M15-2445
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In this issue, Chou and colleagues report a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5 urinary biomarkers used for diagnosis of bladder cancer. The editorialists caution against replacing the current methods of detecting bladder cancer until more accurate and cost-effective urinary biomarkers become available.

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