Orange County Business Journal

UCI Chemists Devise Potential Urine Test for Prostate Cancer

Vita Reed Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The University of California, Irvine, said today that research done by its chemistry faculty could lead to the development of an early detection test for prostate cancer.

UCI said in a release that a team led by professor Reginald Penner created a way to clearly identify clinically usable markers for prostate cancer in urine.

Penner said that the goal of the research was to create a device the size of a home pregnancy test that would cost about $10.

“You would buy it at the drugstore or the grocery store and test yourself,” Penner said.

Results of the study were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.