Bladder Cancer

Well-Timed Follow-Up Reduces Post-Cystectomy Readmissions

Well-Timed Follow-Up Reduces Post-Cystectomy Readmissions

The timing of office visits and telephone calls helped identify a patient at risk for readmission post-radical cystectomy.

New Bladder Cancer Guidelines Released

New Bladder Cancer Guidelines Released

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Recommendations for diagnosing and managing non-muscle invasive bladder cancer promise to allow for more individualized patient care.

Cutaneous Ureterostomy a Good Alternative for Elderly RC Patients

Cutaneous Ureterostomy a Good Alternative for Elderly RC Patients

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Shorter operating time is one advantage of cutaneous ureterostomy with a single stoma.

Afatinib Shows Promise for Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

Afatinib Shows Promise for Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

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Median time to progression or drug discontinuation was 6.6 months in patients with specific genetic alterations, compared with 1.4 months in other patients.

Pioglitazone May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk

Pioglitazone May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk

Duration- and dose-response associations for pioglitazone; no correlation for rosiglitazone.

ASCO Endorses European Guideline on Bladder Cancer

ASCO Endorses European Guideline on Bladder Cancer

The guidelines were assessed for developmental rigor, and the ASCO endorsed all but one of the guidelines.

Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism Linked to Agent Orange

Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism Linked to Agent Orange

Vietnam veterans have an increased risk of bladder cancer and hypothyroidism due to exposure to Agent Orange.

Readmission Due to Infection After Bladder Surgery Linked to Smoking

Readmission Due to Infection After Bladder Surgery Linked to Smoking

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Current smoking is independently associated with a greater than 2-fold increased odds of hospital readmission after radical cystectomy.

Bladder Cancer Patient Frailty Predicts Radical Cystectomy Outcomes

Bladder Cancer Patient Frailty Predicts Radical Cystectomy Outcomes

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The more risk factors patients have, the greater their risk of serious perioperative complications.

Post-Cystectomy VTE Common, Risky

Post-Cystectomy VTE Common, Risky

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Patients with venous thromboembolism tended to die earlier from their bladder cancer.

Rosiglitazone May Up Bladder Cancer Risk

Rosiglitazone May Up Bladder Cancer Risk

Exclusive rosiglitazone use is associated with 3-fold increased odds of bladder cancer.

Finasteride May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

Finasteride May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

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The likelihood of being diagnosed with the malignancy was 37% lower in men who used the 5ɑ-reductase inhibitor than those who did.

Senior Cancer Surgery Patients Often Experience Geriatric Events

Senior Cancer Surgery Patients Often Experience Geriatric Events

Particularly among those who undergo major abdominal surgery.

Vitamin E Protects Against Cisplatin-induced Hearing Loss

Vitamin E Protects Against Cisplatin-induced Hearing Loss

Placebo group had significant hearing loss at one month at both 2,000 HZ and 8,000 HZ.

The Future of Bladder Cancer Research

The Future of Bladder Cancer Research

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An interview with David J. McConkey, PhD

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Type 2 Diabetics

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Type 2 Diabetics

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In contrast, type 2 diabetes is associated with increased risks of bladder, kidney, liver, and other malignancies.

Adjuvant Therapies: Time to Fold or Double Down?

Adjuvant Therapies: Time to Fold or Double Down?

Benjamin T Ristau, MD, and Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, examine why adjuvant therapies have been so ineffective.

Chemohyperthermia Safe, Effective for NMIBC Adjuvant Treatment

Chemohyperthermia Safe, Effective for NMIBC Adjuvant Treatment

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It offers better recurrence-free survival than BCG in patients with papillary intermediate- and high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Adjuvant Chemo Ups Survival in Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer

Adjuvant Chemo Ups Survival in Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer

Improved survival with adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced disease compared with cystectomy alone.

Electronic Cigarettes Make it Harder to Quit Smoking

Electronic Cigarettes Make it Harder to Quit Smoking

Electronic cigarettes devices lower chances of quitting smoking by 28%, researchers say.

Study: ADT, Radiotherapy Possibly Reduce Bladder Cancer Risk

Study: ADT, Radiotherapy Possibly Reduce Bladder Cancer Risk

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The finding of lower bladder cancer incidence in patients receiving pelvic radiation contrasts with previous research.

Bladder Tumor Resection Key to Cystectomy Outcomes

Bladder Tumor Resection Key to Cystectomy Outcomes

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Researchers estimate that 40% of pathologic response in MIBC patients receiving both neoadjuvant chemo and TURBT is due to TURBT.

Travel Distance to Provider Predicts Post-Cystectomy Readmission

Travel Distance to Provider Predicts Post-Cystectomy Readmission

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A travel distance of more than 30 miles to the provider was associated with greater chances of readmission in one analysis.

Post-Cystectomy Complications Linked to Poor Mental Health

Post-Cystectomy Complications Linked to Poor Mental Health

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Lower patient-reported mental health was statistically associated with an increased incidence of high-grade complications after radical cystectomy.

Specialized Immunonutrition May Benefit Radical Cystectomy Patients

Specialized Immunonutrition May Benefit Radical Cystectomy Patients

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In a pilot study, an arginine-enriched drink improved postoperative immune response and infection rate.

Smoking Rate Hits a New Low in the United States

Smoking Rate Hits a New Low in the United States

As of 2014, rate is 16.8% but big socioeconomic disparities remain.

Recently Introduced BCG Substrain Effective for High-Risk NMIBC

Recently Introduced BCG Substrain Effective for High-Risk NMIBC

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Use of the Moreau substrain, aimed at easing a worldwide BCG shortage, is associated with 5-year outcomes similar to those of other substrains.

Robotic Radical Cystectomy Safe, Feasible in the Elderly

Robotic Radical Cystectomy Safe, Feasible in the Elderly

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The procedure takes longer than open radical cystectomy, but is associated with less blood loss, fewer transfusions, and shorter hospital stays.

Study Supports Metabolic Syndrome, Bladder Cancer Link

Study Supports Metabolic Syndrome, Bladder Cancer Link

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The syndrome is associated with a significant 2-fold increased risk of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.

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