Of 149 individuals with such tumors who took Keytruda in clinical trials, nearly 40% had a complete or partial remission.
Renal and bladder cancer patients were, respectively, 77% and 73% more likely to report lifetime physical inactivity than controls without cancer.
Patients with a pure variant had significantly lower survival odds than those with pure urothelial carcinoma over a median 6.5 years of follow up.
Research suggests that both cigarettes and e-cigarettes are tied to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Just 1 in 4 patients diagnosed with metastatic urothelial carcinoma of the bladder survive for a year, according to US national registry data.
By 2014 to 2015, 1 in 3 bladder cancer surgical procedures performed in the United States were robot-assisted.
Researchers find prolonged survival among patients with neuroendocrine muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Five-year cancer-specific survival rates were 48.1% and 69.6% for PD-L1 positive and negative patients, respectively.
Among stage 2 to 4 bladder cancer patients, women had lower cancer-specific survival than men.
Study finds a higher death risk following radical cystectomy for squamous cell and small cell carcinoma and micropapillary histologic subtypes.
The cumulative incidence of venous thromboembolism following radical cystectomy was nearly 6.7% over 10 years.
Following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, end-stage renal disease patients are 3-4 times more likely to die from causes other than cancer.
Use of continent diversion procedures peaked in 2008, and has been decreasing since.
Patients smoking 1 or more packs of cigarettes per day had a higher risk of death compared with those who smoked less than 1.
Sensitivity is 90% for BLC compared with 75% for white light cystoscopy.
The protective effect of the diabetes drug metformin among patients who undergo surgery for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is dose dependent, according to a study.
In a study, 2-year survival rates were 14.4% for whites compared with 6.5% for blacks.
Radical cystectomy is associated with better long-term overall survival than trimodal therapy, new study shows.
Use of the monoclonal antibody was associated with a 27% lower risk of death versus chemotherapy.
Finding contrasts with results of randomized clinical trials.
Nomograms specific to radical cystectomy currently do not exist to aid stratification of a patient's risks for complications.
Survey finds that 46% of radiation oncologists have administered ART to patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer on at least one occasion.
A neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio below 3.09 is associated with significantly longer overall and disease-specific survival.
The drug is indicated for treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease that progresses despite platinum-containing chemotherapy.
During a median followup of 3.6 and 3.0 years intravesical recurrence developed in 4 (12.5%) and 59 men (30.1%) with and without androgen suppression therapy, respectively.
In a study, 53.1% of patients had concomitant prostate cancer in radical cystectomy specimens.
ASS1 loss occurs in invasive bladder cancer and is targetable by ADI-PEG 20.
After analyzing new data, the FDA again warns that the diabetes drug may be associated with an increased risk for bladder cancer.
Before and after radical cystectomy, thromboembolic events are common in bladder cancer patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Low levels of vitamin D in the blood may prevent the cells within the bladder from stimulating an adequate response to abnormal cells.
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