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Model, based on 6 factors, predicts overall survival for patients treated with atezolizumab
Appears to be a cost-effective strategy for patients with small size, stage pTa or pT1a recurrent tumors
In a 3-year study, toxic effects of atezolizumab remained manageable and responses durable.
Study results serve as a caution against relying on ureteroscopic biopsy to establish tumor grade and stage, researchers say.
Patients with bladder adenocarcinomas have the best survival, whereas those with small cell carcinomas of the bladder have the worst.
In a study, nearly 20% of radical cystectomy patients were readmitted for complications within 90 days compared with 1.9% and 5.9% for radical prostatectomy and radical nephrectomy, respectively.
Nicotine and nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone enhance mutational susceptibility in human cells.
A Charlson Comorbidity Index score of 2 or higher is an independent risk factor for urinary tract infections within 90 days following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, study finds.
Diffusion-weighted imaging and use of higher field strengths further improve accuracy.
The locoregional recurrence-free survival rate at 2 years was significantly higher for patients treated with chemotherapy plus RT versus those treated with chemotherapy alone.
Patients on hemodialysis who undergo radical cystectomy for bladder cancer have 30-day and 5-year mortality rates of 9.3% and 87.9%, respectively, study finds.
Patients with versus without a history of urinary calculi had nearly 2-fold greater odds of bladder cancer, meta-analysis showed.
40% of active surveillance events were deemed to require treatment.
Chemoradiation for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a lower 1-year mortality risk versus radical cystectomy, but at year 2 and beyond, mortality risk is lower with radical cystectomy.
No evidence that varenicline, bupropion, or nicotine replacement increase probability of abstinence.
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