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Bladder Cancer News
February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Phase I Study of Novel Anti-Cancer Drug Uses Tumour mRNA Expression to Identify Responders

Oct. 8, 2016 — The first-in-human dose escalation study of the pan-FGFR (fibroblast growth factor receptor) inhibitor BAY 1163877 in patients with treatment-refractory locally advanced or metastatic solid tumours ... read more

Bladder Cancer Research Rife With New Approaches

Oct. 4, 2016 — The FDA approval of Tecentriq ushered in the first new treatment for advanced bladder cancer in 30 ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Many types of cancer become drug resistant, making them difficult to treat. Researchers have identified a strategy to selectively sensitize certain cancer cells to radiation therapy that may improve ... read more

Precision Medicine Trial First of Its Kind to Show Benefit to Patients

Sep. 23, 2016 — A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the time it takes for a tumor ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — An innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer, new research ... read more

Double Negative Leads to Big Positive Against Bladder Cancer Metastasis

Sep. 9, 2016 — New understanding may allow doctors and researchers to stop bladder cancer's ability to stop the tumor-suppressing gene RhoDGI2, thus allowing its initial action to ... read more

Normalizing Tumor Oxygen Supply Could Be Key Factor in the Fight Against Cancer

Aug. 17, 2016 — The lack of oxygen in tumor cells changes the cells' gene expression, thereby contributing to the growth of cancer, suggest researchers. The findings are far-reaching, as the study also proved ... read more

Gene Expression Profile May Identify Patients With Renal Cell Carcinoma Unlikely to Benefit from Nivolumab

Aug. 4, 2016 — Renal cell carcinomas positive for the protein PD-L1 from patients who did not respond to treatment with the anti-PD-1 therapeutic nivolumab (Opdivo) had significantly higher expression of genes ... read more

T-Cells Can Be Directed to Treat a Variety of Ovarian Cancers

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a receptor-protein that is expressed on the surface of different types of ovarian tumor cells, including clear cell and mucinous ovarian tumors, two of the most aggressive ... read more

Researchers Identify Bacterial Infection as a Possible Cause of Bladder Condition

July 7, 2016 — A research team has identified bacterial infection as a possible cause of Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB). OAB is a condition where the bladder muscle spontaneously contracts before the bladder is ... read more

June 29, 2016 — A new study demonstrates a novel method for sorting passenger from driver alterations, and uses this method to pinpoint a new driver and potential therapeutic target in cancer progression, ... read more

Prognostic Factor Indicates Risk of Cancer Recurrence Following Radical Prostatectomy

June 27, 2016 — Slightly more than 10% of all patients who undergo successful surgery for prostate cancer have an elevated risk of tumor recurrence afterwards – especially as metastases. Under the microscope, it ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Researchers announced one year ago that the cells of the Mycobacterium brumae offer an improved alternative to current bladder cancer treatments such as BCG (an immunotherapy based on the ... read more

June 17, 2016 — A new study has found new molecular sub-groups in early stages of bladder cancer. This improves the understanding of why some tumors develop aggressively and this discovery may lead to optimized ... read more

June 8, 2016 — A new study describes mutational landscape of bladder cancer cell lines, demonstrates that alterations in these cells lines do indeed match changes in samples of human bladder cancer and shows genes ... read more

New Drug 'Retrains' Immune System to Fight Aggressive Bladder Cancer

June 5, 2016 — A new drug that harnesses the immune system to attack tumors is highly effective against advanced bladder cancer, according to the results of an international clinical ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Researchers have compiled an extensive review of the key contributions to understanding the mechanics of the bladder ranging from work conducted in the 1970s through the present time with a focus on ... read more

Heating Chemotherapy Drugs May Improve Bladder Cancer Treatment

May 17, 2016 — Scientists have found that heating the chemotherapy drug mitomycin-C prior to using it for treating bladder cancer may radically improve its ... read more

May 10, 2016 — When cancer cells are able to block the function of a gene called NLRC5, they are able to evade the immune system and form tumors, according to research. The discovery indicates NLRC5 as a novel ... read more

Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk in New England, Arsenic in Drinking Water

May 2, 2016 — Drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in ... read more

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