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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

Chemotherapy After Bladder Cancer Surgery May Improve Survival

Feb. 27, 2015 — Patients that received chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery demonstrated an approximately 30% lower risk of death than those that underwent surgery alone, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 5, 2015 — Statistical prediction models could help doctors determine when non-invasive bladder cancer will ... read more

Laparoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer Leads to Good Long-Term Cancer Control

Dec. 18, 2014 — Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study. The findings, which come from the largest study to date with ... read more

Dec. 3, 2014 — A novel mechanism -- similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding -- might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of ... read more

No Link Found Between Bladder Cancer, Use of Pioglitazone or Rosiglitazone, Avandia

Dec. 3, 2014 — Some previous studies have linked the diabetes medication pioglitazone to bladder cancer. However a new study -- including more than one million people in six populations worldwide -- has found no ... read more

Treatment Breakthrough for Advanced Bladder Cancer

Nov. 26, 2014 — A major breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer -- for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years -- has been made by scientists. The study ... read more

Smoking Associated With Elevated Risk of Developing a Second Smoking-Related Cancer

Nov. 10, 2014 — An analysis of five large, prospective cohort studies indicates that lung (stage I), bladder, kidney and head and neck cancer survivors who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer ... read more

New Target for Kidney Cancer Therapy Found

Nov. 10, 2014 — A membrane channel, Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 3, or TRPM3, promotes growth of kidney cancer tumors, and targeting this channel therapeutically could lead to more treatments for a ... read more

Power Behind 'Master' Gene for Cancer Discovered

Nov. 19, 2014 — It’s hard to believe, but there are similarities between bean sprouts and human cancer. In bean sprouts, a collection of amino acids known as a protein complex allows them to grow longer in the ... read more

Practice Makes Perfect in Cancer Surgery

Nov. 7, 2014 — In a new, in-depth research project, researchers nvestigated what affect higher volume hospitals and surgeons had on the outcomes of patients undergoing a radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in ... read more

Physicians Play Critical Role in Ensuring Bladder Cancer Patients Understand Link Between Smoking, Their Disease

Nov. 10, 2014 — When bladder cancer patients are well-informed by their physicians, they acknowledge that tobacco use was likely the cause of their disease. At least half of bladder cancer cases diagnosed in the ... read more

Oct. 29, 2014 — A new strategy has been developed that researchers say could detect bladder cancer with more accuracy and sensitivity than standard endoscopy methods. Endoscopy refers to a procedure in which ... read more

Nov. 5, 2014 — Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking ... read more

Clock Gene Dysregulation May Explain Overactive Bladder

Oct. 30, 2014 — If you think sleep problems and bladder problems are a fact of life in old age, you may be right. A new report shows that our sleep-wake cycles are genetically connected to our bladder, and ... read more

Quality of Biopsy Directly Linked to Survival in Patients With Bladder Cancer

Oct. 22, 2014 — The quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don’t get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from their ... read more

Sep. 17, 2014 — The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine prevented urinary tract infections associated with ... read more

New Knowledge of Genes Driving Bladder Cancer Points to Targeted Treatments

Sep. 15, 2014 — BAP1 mutations in bladder cancer and also, independently, TERT mutations, have been found to have roles in bladder cancer, implying that there may be two 'causes' of distinct types of ... read more

Invisible Blood in Urine May Indicate Bladder Cancer

Sep. 1, 2014 — One in 60 people over the age of 60 who had invisible blood in their urine -- identified by their GP testing their urine -- transpired to have bladder cancer, researchers report. The figure was ... read more

Treatment for Overactive Bladder and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Advanced Through Pioneering Research

Aug. 21, 2014 — Researchers have discovered how the receptors responsible for contractions in the bladder regulate the body's clock genes. The new study has found that this clock activity in turn regulates the ... read more

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