Bladder Cancer

Identifying Urothelial Cancer Subtypes Matters

Identifying Urothelial Cancer Subtypes Matters

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It has implications for treatment decisions and prognosis.

BCG + Sunitinib Promising for High-Risk Bladder Cancer

BCG + Sunitinib Promising for High-Risk Bladder Cancer

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In a phase 2 trial, 72% of patients with high-grade clinical nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer had a complete response at 3 months.

Genitourinary Cancer in Siblings Raises Personal Risk

Genitourinary Cancer in Siblings Raises Personal Risk

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Researchers found elevated familial risks for testicular, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.

Suicide Among Genitourinary Cancer Patients

Suicide Among Genitourinary Cancer Patients

Risk factors include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity

Delayed Bladder Cancer Referrals Up Death Risk

Delayed Bladder Cancer Referrals Up Death Risk

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In a Canadian study, long wait times before a first urologist visit was associated with a 29% higher risk of death after radical cystectomy.

Marijuana Use Found to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

Marijuana Use Found to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

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Smoking pot decreased the likelihood of the malignancy by 45%, whereas smoking tobacco only increased the likelihood by 52%.

Bladder Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy Underused in the Elderly

Bladder Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy Underused in the Elderly

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Patients aged 70 and older are less likely than younger patients to receive post-cystectomy treatment, despite survival benefit

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

In community practice, overall rate of compliance with AUA Best Practices is less than 60 percent

More Bladder Cancer Patients Receiving Perioperative Chemotherapy

More Bladder Cancer Patients Receiving Perioperative Chemotherapy

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Study of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer documents a particularly large increase in the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Prostate Capsule, Nerve Sparing Cystectomies Offer Similar Outcomes

Prostate Capsule, Nerve Sparing Cystectomies Offer Similar Outcomes

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In a small randomized trial, functional and oncologic results did not differ significantly between the 2 approaches

High-Risk MIBC Patients Benefit Most from Adjuvant Chemo

High-Risk MIBC Patients Benefit Most from Adjuvant Chemo

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These include patients with positive lymph nodes and surgical margins after cystectomy.

Study Shows 'Seeding' Potential of Bladder Cancer Surgery

Study Shows 'Seeding' Potential of Bladder Cancer Surgery

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Transurethral resection of bladder tumor can cause cancer cells to be infused into the bloodstream.

Good Survival After Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy

Good Survival After Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy

Recurrence-free survival was 66 percent at five years for patients with bladder cancer who had laparoscopic radical cystectomy.

FDA Clears Narrow Band Imaging for Bladder Cancer

FDA Clears Narrow Band Imaging for Bladder Cancer

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NBI visualized non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer lesions in 17% more patients and 24% more tumors than white light.

Vitamin D May Protect Against Bladder Cancer

Vitamin D May Protect Against Bladder Cancer

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High serum levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect against bladder cancer.

Urologists Play Vital Role in Tobacco, Bladder Cancer Intervention

Urologists Play Vital Role in Tobacco, Bladder Cancer Intervention

Active smokers more knowledgeable than former, never smokers; often cite urologist as source of info.

Genetic Profile Improves Predictions of Bladder Cancer Recurrence

Genetic Profile Improves Predictions of Bladder Cancer Recurrence

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A 15-feature 'genomic classifier' surpassed the prognostic potential of standard clinical variables for bladder cancer risk.

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.

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