Bladder Cancer

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

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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

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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.

Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

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No matter how much pharmacologic therapy advances, patient behavior will remain a significant factor in the outcomes achieved.

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Bladder Cancer Risks Not Increased in Diabetes Patients

Bladder Cancer Risks Not Increased in Diabetes Patients

Researchers found no association between diabetes and urinary bladder cancer risk and mortality.

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Cancer Patients Would Pay for Tumor Genetic Profiling

Two-thirds of patients feel that tumor profiling could improve their treatment; many will pay out of pocket.

Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

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Less than half of primary care providers refer patients with any degree of hematuria for urological evaluation.

Urine Cytology Stain Detects Urothelial Carcinoma

Urine Cytology Stain Detects Urothelial Carcinoma

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The test displayed an overall high sensitivity for detecting bladder tumors.

Complete Hematuria Evaluation Occurs in Just 1 in 6 Patients

Complete Hematuria Evaluation Occurs in Just 1 in 6 Patients

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Men at high-risk of bladder cancer were the most likely to be referred to urologists.

'Real-World' Patient Compliance with Bladder CA Therapy Poor

'Real-World' Patient Compliance with Bladder CA Therapy Poor

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Researchers find rates lower than those observed in most clinical trials.

Pts at High Risk of Bladder CA More Likely to Die of Other Causes

Pts at High Risk of Bladder CA More Likely to Die of Other Causes

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Screened patients were more likely to die from other smoking-related malignancies.

Blood-Based Biomarkers May Predict Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Blood-Based Biomarkers May Predict Bladder Cancer Outcomes

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Levels of CEA and CA 19-9 were significantly higher in patients with tumor recurrence and/or progression.

UTI Linked to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

UTI Linked to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

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Greater effects were seen in women with UTI, according to researchers.

Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio May Predict NMIBC Recurrence

Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio May Predict NMIBC Recurrence

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Patients who experienced recurrence had a higher ratio than those who did not.

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs May Improve NMIBC Outcomes

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs May Improve NMIBC Outcomes

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Use of the medications was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of tumor recurrence after surgery.

Urinary Symptoms May Raise Men's Bladder Cancer Risk

Urinary Symptoms May Raise Men's Bladder Cancer Risk

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Men who reported having severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) had a 64% increased risk of the malignancy compared with those who reported no LUTS.

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Research raises concern about the simultaneous use of chemotherapy and fish oil.

Bladder Cancer-Obesity Link Confirmed

Bladder Cancer-Obesity Link Confirmed

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For every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of bladder cancer rose 4.2%.

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