Global Patent Index - EP 1068534 A1

EP 1068534 A1 2001-01-17 - METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATION OF PROSTATE CANCER

Title (en)

METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATION OF PROSTATE CANCER

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR DIFFERENZIERUNG VON PROSTATAKREBS

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE DIFFERENCIATION DU CANCER DE LA PROSTATE

Publication

EP 1068534 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99902563 A

Priority

  • FI 9900073 W
  • FI 980488 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9945398A1] The invention concerns a method for differentiating patients with cancer of the prostate (PCa) from patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and healthy male subjects without PCa, wherein the individual's body fluid concentration of human glandular kallikrein 2 (hK2) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) have been determined. According to the invention, a combination of hK2 and PSA, wherein PSA means the free PSA, the complexed PSA or the total PSA, is used as marker distinguishing PCa patients from BPH and other non-PCa individuals. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for differentiating patients with indolent or slowly progressive prostate cancers from patients with aggressively progressive prostate cancers.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01N 33/574

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/53 (2006.01); G01N 33/574 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/57434 (2013.01); G01N 2333/96455 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9945398A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9945398 A1 19990910; EP 1068534 A1 20010117; FI 980488 A0 19980304; FI 980488 A 19990905; JP 2002506210 A 20020226

INPADOC legal status


2005-03-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040901

2002-03-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020211

2001-01-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000816

2001-01-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT