Bladder Cancer

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

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As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

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Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

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Current smoking and smoking cessation prior to diagnosis does not alter risk of recurrence or progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Partial Cystectomy Does Not Compromise Survival

Partial Cystectomy Does Not Compromise Survival

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Study shows a significantly better 5-year cancer-specific survival rate compared with radical cystectomy.

Metformin May Improve Oncologic Outcomes in Bladder CA Patients

Metformin May Improve Oncologic Outcomes in Bladder CA Patients

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Use of the drug reduced the risk of recurrence and cancer-related mortality in diabetic patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

Citrus Fruit May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

Citrus Fruit May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

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Meta-analysis demonstrates a protective effect with high intake.

Obese Patients Live Longer After Radical Cystectomy

Obese Patients Live Longer After Radical Cystectomy

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Their risk of death is 40% lower than that of patients who are not obese, study shows.

VTE Risk Factors in Radical Cystectomy Patients Identified

VTE Risk Factors in Radical Cystectomy Patients Identified

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Venous thromboembolism is more likely to occur in patients with neurologic comorbidities and increased operative time.

Adjuvant Chemo Use Lower in Oldest Bladder CA Patients

Adjuvant Chemo Use Lower in Oldest Bladder CA Patients

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It offers a survival benefit regardless of age, but is used less often in patients aged 70 years and older than in younger patients.

Aggressive Bladder Cancer Treatments Underused

Aggressive Bladder Cancer Treatments Underused

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Radical cystectomy and chemo-radiation offer significantly better survival than other treatments or no treatment, study shows.

Robotic, Open Cystectomy Outcomes Similar

Robotic, Open Cystectomy Outcomes Similar

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The 5-year recurrence-free and cancer-specific survival rates with robot-assisted radical cystectomy are 52.5% and 67.8%, respectively.

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.

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