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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Examining Contemporary Occupational Carcinogen Exposure, Bladder Cancer

Oct. 8, 2015 — Despite manufacturing and legislative changes to improve workplace hygiene, the risk of occupational bladder cancer appears to be on the rise in some industries, although the profile of at-risk ... read more

Examination of Use of Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone and Risk of Bladder Cancer

July 21, 2015 — Although some previous studies have suggested an increased risk of bladder cancer with use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone, analyses that included nearly 200,000 patients found no statistically ... read more

E2F4 Signature Can Predict Progression of Bladder Cancer

June 25, 2015 — Investigators harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder ... read more

Entolimod May Be a Promising Treatment Option for Many Solid Tumors

May 29, 2015 — The first clinical study of the anticancer effects of the novel agent entolimod are now available. Findings confirm preclinical evidence that the agent, which is derived from salmonella flagellin, is ... read more

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

Tumor Genome Sequencing Shows the Most Frequently Altered Gene in Bladder Cancer: Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have reported that the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene promoter was altered in 69 percent of 54 cases of bladder cancer. Telomerase reverse transcriptase alterations frequently ... read more

Naproxen Plus Acid Blocking Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Bladder Cancer

Mar. 11, 2015 — Researchers combined the NSAID naproxen with the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole and found it reduced the incidence of bladder cancer in rats. The anti-inflammatory class of drugs NSAIDs have shown ... read more

Older, White Males With Advanced Bladder Cancer at High Risk for Suicide

Mar. 4, 2015 — Older, single white males with advanced bladder cancer have the highest suicide risk among those with other cancers of the male genitals and urinary system, researchers report. The review identified ... 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

Urine Test Could Lead to Better Treatment of Bladder Cancer

Feb. 27, 2015 — A simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients, researchers believe. Being able to reliably identify those patients with the most aggressive cancers ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Levels of mRNA for the gene TERT predict patient outcomes in bladder cancer, scientists have discovered. Results may help doctors and researchers mark especially aggressive bladder cancers, allowing ... read more

'NanoGap' for Early Detection of Bladder and Kidney Cancer Under Development

Feb. 13, 2015 — A new mobile device allows bladder and kidney cancer to be detected at an early stage. Thanks to this method, it is possible to read from DNA cells whether their carrier has bladder or kidney ... read more

Simple Ultrasound Measure Can Diagnose Postoperative Urinary Retention

Feb. 5, 2015 — In patients who don't resume normal urination after surgery, a simple ultrasound test can accurately diagnose the common problem of postoperative urinary retention (POUR), reports a new ... read more

Loss of Certain Protein Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Breast, Lung Cancer

Jan. 30, 2015 — Breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called tristetraprolin (TTP) have more aggressive tumors and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein, research ... read more

Smoking May Increase Risks for Patients Being Treated for Prostate Cancer

Jan. 27, 2015 — Among patients with prostate cancer, those who smoke have increased risks of experiencing side effects from treatment and of developing future cancer recurrences, or even dying from prostate ... read more

Jan. 15, 2015 — New research helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease. The researchers found a gene known to be involved in nearly 90 ... read more

Jan. 12, 2015 — Notch genes protect against bladder cancer, whilst in other tumors they act as oncogenes. Researchers warn that drugs that deactivate Notch in a non-specific manner could increase the risk of ... 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

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

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