Carbon-11-labeled sarcosine as a prostate cancer imaging agent

A new paper in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine has reported the first use of [11C]sarcosine in combination with PET/CT scanning as a technique for imaging prostate cancer in man. … READ MORE …

Detecting prostate cancer with a micro-chip … well, maybe (or maybe not)

According to an article in Men’s Health News, some Italian researchers at the University of Parma have developed a chip that’s able to detect a suspected marker of aggressive prostate cancer, called sarcosine, in urine. … READ MORE …

Sarcosine as a marker for prostate cancer looks like a “bust”

Early in 2009 there was a lot of fuss over the possibility that levels of sarcosine in urine might be a better indicator for the presence of prostate cancer than PSA. In particular it was suggested that sarcosine levels might be able to differentiate between aggressivena and indolent forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Sarcosine levels: a possible new test for aggressive prostate cancer?

According to a report from the BBC today, a Letter to the Editor just published in the journal Nature links a group of small molecules produced in men with prostate cancer (and particularly a metabolite known as sarcosine) to more aggressive forms of the disease. … READ MORE …