Bladder Cancer Features

Physician Polls

Do you use neoadjuvant chemo prior to radical cystectomy?

A study published recently in BJU International demonstrated that NAC does not increase the risk.

CME Articles

Bladder Cancer in the Elderly: Balancing Disease and Surgical Risk

Elderly patients face greater perioperative risks and postoperative mortality, so careful selection of surgical candidates is imperative.

Physician Polls

Are many elderly men with invasive bladder cancer wrongly shunted away from aggressive interventions?

A recent study found that only 12% of patients older than 80 years received radical treatment for invasive disease.

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Bladder Cancer Chemo Does Not Raise Surgery Complication Risks

Bladder Cancer Chemo Does Not Raise Surgery Complication Risks

No increase found in the likelihood of any complication, re-operations, wound infection, and wound dehiscence.

Stem Cells May Hold Promise for Treating Bladder Problems

Stem Cells May Hold Promise for Treating Bladder Problems

Researchers coaxed human stem cells to develop into bladder cells.

Protein May Predict Bladder Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Protein May Predict Bladder Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Heat shock protein 105, high expression of which predicts better cancer-specific survival, may hold promise as a prognostic marker.

Drug Speeds GI Recovery After Radical Cystectomy

Drug Speeds GI Recovery After Radical Cystectomy

Alvimopan also was found to shorten hospital length of stay.

Docs Favoring Newer Tools in UTUC Diagnosis

Docs Favoring Newer Tools in UTUC Diagnosis

Modern diagnostics such as endoscopy have supplanted traditional methods of diagnosing UTUC.

Two Bladder Cancer Subtypes Identified

Two Bladder Cancer Subtypes Identified

These subtypes have clinically meaningful differences in outcome, according to investigators.

Metformin Doesn't Cut Bladder Cancer Incidence

Metformin Doesn't Cut Bladder Cancer Incidence

No reduction in risk with increasing duration of metformin use relative to sulfonylureas.

Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer

Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer

Seventeen percent of Americans think that there is nothing people can do to change their risk.

NMIBC Patients May Need Longer Follow-Up

NMIBC Patients May Need Longer Follow-Up

In a study, bladder tumors recurred in 14.5% of patients following a five-year tumor-free period.

Bladder Cancer Linked to HER2 Breast Cancer Gene

Bladder Cancer Linked to HER2 Breast Cancer Gene

Study demonstrates an association with micropapillary urothelial carcinoma.

Novel Method May Illuminate Role of Exosomes in Bladder Cancer

Novel Method May Illuminate Role of Exosomes in Bladder Cancer

Information gained through image cytometry could shed light on disease recurrence and progression.

Prostate Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

Prostate Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

Death from PCa is down 45% from peak rates, but more than 29,000 men are projected to die from PCa in 2014.

IBCG: New Definition for Bladder Cancer

IBCG: New Definition for Bladder Cancer

Group proposes standard definition of progression in nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer.

In Bladder Cancer Patients, Post-BCG Inflammation Is a Positive Sign

It is associated with a reduced risk of cancer recurrence and progression, new findings suggest.

Radiation for Uterine Cancer Ups Bladder Cancer Risk

It also increases the risk of death from bladder cancer, according to a new study.