Bladder Cancer

Do you use neoadjuvant chemo prior to radical cystectomy?

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

Bladder Cancer Chemo Does Not Raise Surgery Complication Risks

Bladder Cancer Chemo Does Not Raise Surgery Complication Risks

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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

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Researchers coaxed human stem cells to develop into bladder cells.

Protein May Predict Bladder Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Protein May Predict Bladder Cancer Surgery Outcomes

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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

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Alvimopan also was found to shorten hospital length of stay.

Docs Favoring Newer Tools in UTUC Diagnosis

Docs Favoring Newer Tools in UTUC Diagnosis

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

Two Bladder Cancer Subtypes Identified

Two Bladder Cancer Subtypes Identified

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Radiation for Uterine Cancer Ups Bladder Cancer Risk

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

Gene Mutation Points to Low Risk of Bladder CA Recurrence

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New findings identify STAG2 as one of the most commonly mutated genes in bladder cancer, particularly in tumors that do not metastasize.

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.

Radical Cystectomy Patients May Need Longer VTE Prophylaxis

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More than half of all venous thromboembolism events were diagnosed after patient discharge.

Ipecac Component Boosts Cisplatin in Bladder Cancer

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Study suggests benefit of adding of emetine dihydrochloride to treatment.

Detection Bias Could Explain Bladder Cancer Risk in Diabetics

Detection Bias Could Explain Bladder Cancer Risk in Diabetics

Increased risk in first year after diagnosis limited to those with fewest doc visits in previous two years.

Cystectomy Morbidity Risk Highest in Hispanics

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Compared with whites, Hispanics had an 88% increased odds of major post-cystectomy complications.

Urine Odors May Pick Up Bladder Cancer

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A device containing a sensor can indicate in approximately 30 minutes whether cancer cells are present in the bladder.

In-Hospital Complications After Cystectomy Common

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Risk of post-operative problems is linked to urinary diversion type.

Healthy Diet Lowers Risk of Invasive Bladder Cancer in Women

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Women in the highest quartile of total fruit and vegetable consumption had a 65% decreased risk compared with those in the lowest quartile.

Bladder Cancer Survival Predicted by Preop Hemoglobin, CRP

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These factors plus pathologic findings enable stratification of patients according to their risk of dying from bladder cancer after radical cystectomy.

Immediate Post-Op IVC Prevents Bladder Cancer Recurrence

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Intravesical chemotherapy right after transurethral resection of bladder tumor prolonged the recurrence-free interval by 38%.

Bladder Cancer Risk Raised in RT-Treated Uterine Cancer Patients

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Routine screening for bladder cancer may be warranted in this patient population.

Non-O Blood Type Raises Post-Cystectomy VTE Risk

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Increased prophylaxis may benefit patients with non-O blood type.

Higher Incidence of Bladder Cancer Without Hematuria Found

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Lower urinary tract symptoms alone should raise suspicion for the malignancy.

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