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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Study Finds Adaptive IGRT for Bladder Preservation Clinically Feasible

Mar. 29, 2016 — A prospective study examining a trimodality treatment approach in localized bladder cancer cases using adaptive image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) found that the bladder ... read more

Understanding the Role of Human Polyomaviruses in Cancer

Feb. 25, 2016 — A new method to screen tumor samples for the presence of any human polyomavirus has been created by a team of researchers. Their study found no evidence for the involvement of human polyomaviruses in ... read more

Mental Health Status Prior to Bladder Cancer Surgery Can Indicate Risk of Complications

Dec. 18, 2015 — A patient's mental health prior to surgery can influence postoperative outcomes. Removal of the bladder, or radical cystectomy (RC), is an effective treatment for locally advanced bladder ... read more

'Purity' of Tumor Samples May Significantly Bias Genomic Analyses

Dec. 4, 2015 — The proportion of normal cells, especially immune cells, intermixed with cancerous cells in a given tissue sample may significantly skew the results of genetic analyses and other tests performed both ... read more

Circulating Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells Successfully Cultivated for the Very First Time

Nov. 19, 2015 — Most cases of small cell lung cancer are only diagnosed after the tumor has already formed metastases. Until now it has not been possible to investigate the reasons for this rapid metastasis, because ... read more

Investigational Immunotherapeutic Increased Bladder Cancer Survival

Nov. 18, 2015 — Among patients with metastatic bladder cancer that had progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy, those who received an investigational, personalized peptide cancer vaccine and best-supportive ... read more

Retroviral RNA May Play a Part in Liver Cancer

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers have found that retroviral long-terminal-repeat (LTR) promoters -- a type of repetitive element that are widely distributed in the human genome -- are highly activated in hepatocellular ... read more

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

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have found a mycobacterium that is more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer and does not cause infections, unlike those used up to now. Mycobacteria are the only bacteria ... read more

Potential New Therapeutic Approach Found for Liver Cell Cancer

Sep. 15, 2015 — The growth factor receptor FGFR3 increases the rate of growth and aggressiveness of hepatocellular carcinomas (liver cell cancer), new research shows. Inhibition of this receptor could be a new and ... read more

Better Way to Personalize Bladder Cancer Treatments

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer has been developed by researchers. In early proof-of-concept research, the team took bladder tumors from individual patients, ... read more

Researchers Identify the Cells at the Origin of Breast Cancers

Aug. 13, 2015 — One of the key questions in cancer biology is to understand the mechanisms that control tumor heterogeneity and to determine to which extend tumor heterogeneity influences clinical outcome. Now ... 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

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