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Finasteride Use May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

Finasteride Use May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

The malignancy is 36% less likely to develop, after adjusting for age and smoking, data show.

Circulating Tumor Cell Assays May Aid Bladder Cancer Care

Circulating Tumor Cell Assays May Aid Bladder Cancer Care

IsoFlux test showed 10 or more circulating tumor cells in four of nine samples, versus 0 with CellSearch.

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

New data suggest a prognosis role for the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.

Cancer Trials Should Involve More Seniors, ASCO Says

Cancer Trials Should Involve More Seniors, ASCO Says

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncology group notes.

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

Chemo Doesn't Improve Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status.

No Pioglitazone-Bladder Cancer Link, Study Says

No Pioglitazone-Bladder Cancer Link, Study Says

But research reveals association with pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Prior Pelvic Irradiation Does Not Predict Cystectomy Outcomes

Prior Pelvic Irradiation Does Not Predict Cystectomy Outcomes

Bladder cancer patients with and without a history of pelvic irradiation have similar recurrence-free and cancer-specific survival rates.

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Even 70% of smokers support the concept of raising the legal smoking age.

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

During a median of 6.5 years of follow-up, none of the 9 cases of bladder cancer diagnosed among 925 patients was muscle invasive.

Narrow Band Imaging Improves Early Bladder Cancer Detection

Narrow Band Imaging Improves Early Bladder Cancer Detection

NBI was superior at detecting early bladder tumors and carcinoma in situ, compared with WLI cystoscopy.

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

Smoking Responsible for Many Deaths from 12 Cancers

80% of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say.

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