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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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