Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer Biopsies Often Suboptimal

Bladder Cancer Biopsies Often Suboptimal

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Absence of muscle tissue in bladder cancer biopsy samples is common and associated with increased risk of death.

Johns Hopkins Launches First Bladder Cancer Institute

Johns Hopkins Launches First Bladder Cancer Institute

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Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on October 15 will launch the world's first institute devoted to bladder cancer.

Transurethral Resection (TUR) Bladder Perforation May Worsen Outcomes

Transurethral Resection (TUR) Bladder Perforation May Worsen Outcomes

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Investigators report earlier bladder tumor relapse and higher risk of T-stage progression.

Pembrolizumab Shows Promise in Bladder Cancer

Pembrolizumab Shows Promise in Bladder Cancer

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) shows promising results for the treatment of PD-L1 positive bladder cancer.

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

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In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.

Non-Visible Hematuria Ups Bladder Cancer Risk

Non-Visible Hematuria Ups Bladder Cancer Risk

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It is associated with a 20-fold increased likelihood of the malignancy, British study shows.

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

What's your initial management strategy for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

What's your initial management strategy for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

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Studies have suggested a strong "placebo effect" in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

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.

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