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Studies Evaluate Robot Assisted Cystectomy Treatment of Bladder Cancer (July 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 (June 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 (June 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 (June 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 (January 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 (September 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 (May 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 (February 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 (January 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 (August 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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Recurrent Bladder Cancer

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer (June 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

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer (June 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

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 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

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Cystoscopy Alone Is the Most Cost-effective Way to Monitor for Recurrence of Bladder Cancer (March 9, 2010)

The addition of a urine test to standard cystoscopy screening in order to monitor for bladder cancer recurrence unnecessarily increases the cost of monitoring as well as the risk for a false-positive result and does not improve tumor detection, according... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention Bladder Cancer

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 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

More Evidence that Diabetes Drugs Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (August 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

Diabetes Drugs May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (July 26, 2012)

A class of drugs called thiazolidinediones has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published early online in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Bladder cancer is diagnosed... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (February 17, 2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... Continue Reading

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Stage III Bladder Cancer

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer (June 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 (June 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

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 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

Study Explores New Approach to Boosting the Immune System after Cancer Treatment (August 24, 2011)

Researchers are seeking participants for a Phase II clinical trial that will explore whether an investigational treatment can help the immune system recover after cancer treatment. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy often deplete... Continue Reading

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Stage IV/Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer (June 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

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer (June 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

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 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

Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence (April 30, 2012)

Chemotherapy plus radiation reduces the risk of recurrence in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients by nearly 50% compared to radiation alone, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.[1] Bladder cancer is... Continue Reading

Liposomal Cisplatin Safe for Patients with Renal Insufficiency (June 14, 2011)

Liposomal cisplatin (Nanoplatin®), a chemotherapy drug still in clinical trials, does not cause damage to the kidneys and appears to provide at least equal anti-cancer effects as cisplatin (Platinol®) among cancer patients with renal insufficiency.... Continue Reading

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Stages 0-I Bladder Cancer

Studies Evaluate Robot Assisted Cystectomy Treatment of Bladder Cancer (July 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

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 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

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Stages II-III Bladder Cancer

Studies Evaluate Robot Assisted Cystectomy Treatment of Bladder Cancer (July 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 (June 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 (June 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

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 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

Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence (April 30, 2012)

Chemotherapy plus radiation reduces the risk of recurrence in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients by nearly 50% compared to radiation alone, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.[1] Bladder cancer is... Continue Reading

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