A simple home-testing kit could help to diagnose aggressive forms of prostate cancer up to five years earlier.

The kits will be sent to 2,000 men in the UK, Europe and Canada as part of a trial. The men will take two urine samples to return by post for lab analysis.

Teams from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital trialled the kit with a small group of participants before the latest phase of the study.

The aim of the Prostate Screening Box is to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer that will require treatment by looking at gene expressions in urine. In the pilot study it did so up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods, which means the

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