Bladder Cancer

Studies Evaluate Robot Assisted Cystectomy Treatment of Bladder Cancer (07-29-2014)

The bladder is a hollow organ located in the pelvis. Its primary function is to store urine. The bladder has a muscular wall that allows it to get larger and smaller as urine is stored or emptied. Bladder cancer is diagnosed in roughly 50,000 men and... Continue Reading

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer (06-23-2014)

Results from a recent Phase III clinical trial suggest that patients with invasive bladder cancer may benefit from treatment with immediate adjuvant chemotherapy. These finding were presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting... Continue Reading

Immediate Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy Extends Progression-Free Survival in Invasive Bladder Cancer (06-17-2014)

A report at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting indicates that immediate use of cisplatin-based chemotherapy offers significant improvement in progression-free survival over deferred treatment in invasive bladder cancer patients.... Continue Reading

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer (06-12-2014)

According to results of a Phase I trial presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an investigative drug, MPDL3280A, demonstrates promise for the treatment of PD-L1 positive metastatic bladder cancer. Bladder cancer... Continue Reading

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (01-20-2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (09-16-2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (05-15-2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (02-11-2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence... Continue Reading

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (01-24-2013)

Robotic-assisted surgery for invasive bladder cancer is effective and results in less bleeding and shorter hospital stays when compared to the traditional open procedure, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Urology. The bladder... Continue Reading

More Evidence that Diabetes Drugs Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (08-22-2012)

A popular class of diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) increases the risk of bladder cancer, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Bladder cancer is diagnosed in as many... Continue Reading

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