University of Hertfordshire

Urinary Biomarkers: Mitigating Diagnostic Delays of Bladder Cancer in the COVID-19 era

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  • Kenrick Ng
  • Krishna Vinnakota
  • Anand Sharma
  • Joanne Cresswell
  • John Kelly
  • Prokar Dasgupta
  • Nikhil Vasdev
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalNature Reviews Urology
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a substantial increase in waiting times for cystoscopies, prompting concerns of delayed diagnoses and substandard surveillance of bladder cancer. Expanding the role of urinary biomarkers in diagnostic and surveillance pathways could be a strategy to address this problem, and several novel biomarkers have shown promise for this purpose.


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