The Feasibility and Utility of Cystoscopy-Guided Hydrogel Marker Placement in Patients With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

ConclusionsCystoscopy-guided placement of hydrogel markers is both safe and feasible for muscle-invasive bladder tumors. Adequate performance for radiation purposes throughout the whole course (implantation, delineation, and positional verification) was 46.7% of all implanted markers, leaving room for improvement.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeTo assess the spectrum of computed tomography (CT) findings in patients with genitourinary cancers visiting the emergency room (ER) and evaluate the relationship between CT findings and overall survival (OS).MethodsRetrospective analysis of consecutive patients with genitourinary cancers undergoing CT during an ER visit at a tertiary cancer center during a 20-month period. CTs were considered positive if there were findings relevant to the presenting complaint(s). Demographic/clinical variables were recorded. OS was evaluated using Kaplan-Meier curves. Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazards reg...
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Muşină AM, Huţanu I, Grigore M, Scripcariu IS, Filip B, Aniţei MG, Scripcariu DV, Gavrilescu MM, Radu I, Ioanid N, Pantazescu AN, Hogea M, Panuţa A, Buna-Arvinte M, Moraru GV, Scripcariu V Abstract Pelvic exenteration (PE) is an extensive surgical procedure for locally advanced primary neoplasia (LAPN) or recurrent neoplasia (RN) that consists in the en bloc removal of the pelvic organs (rectum, internal genital organs and bladder) associated with pelvic lymph nodes. PE is classified into anterior, posterior and total, supra or infralevatorian approaches. Our aim was to evaluate the surgical procedure...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
AbstractInterest in and awareness of bladder cancer may translate to better health-seeking behaviors and earlier detection, given modifiable risk factors such as smoking. We assessed bladder cancer interest in the USA over the past 15  years as reflected by Internet search trends, and correlated these trends with epidemiologic patterns in bladder cancer. Google Trends was used to estimate US bladder cancer interest in the unit search volume index (SVI), which estimates the volume of online search activity for a specified period relative to the highest volume of searches within a specified location. Between January 200...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIt has been firmly established that hexaminolevulinate-assisted blue light cystoscopy (HAL-BLC) reduces cancer recurrence rates. This review explores the impact of HAL-BLC on other meaningful outcomes in patients with bladder cancer, including disease progression, and earlier detection of disease at the time of surveillance cystoscopy.Recent FindingsA randomized clinical trial confirmed earlier implementation of HAL-BLC at the time of surveillance cystoscopy increased identification of cancerous lesions, including those of high grade, when compared with white light cystoscopy. In addition, the evid...
Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractmiRNA play role in post transcriptional regulation of genes and serves a range of biological functions such as initiation, development, metastasis etc. which are also hallmarks of cancer. Hence, we evaluated miRNA 181a, miRNA 30c and miRNA 570 in bladder cancer risk association among North Indians. miRNA 570 C/G (rs4143815), miRNA 30c A/G (rs928508) and miRNA 181a C/T (rs12537) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped by allelic discrimination TaqMan assay in 100 bladder cancer (BC) patients and 100 healthy controls. No significant difference was found in the genotype frequencies of the candidate SNPs ...
Source: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Conclusion: We report the efficacy and safety of IFX maintained for up to 12 years in psoriasis patients. The long-term use of IFX was associated with a high BMI confirming the critical role of weight-based dosing for this drug. PMID: 32231699 [PubMed]
Source: Dermatology Research and Practice - Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatol Res Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The mean QALY gained from surgical decompression in the first 6 months and first year equals 1.2 months and 5 months of life in perfect health, respectively. These findings suggest that surgery might also be beneficial to patients with life expectancy
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
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Source: OncoImmunology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
reda Roberta Ottria Due to the involvement of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in cancer onset and progression and the less studied connection between ECS and bladder cancer, here an evaluation of the ECS modifications associated with bladder cancer is reported. Urine samples were collected from healthy volunteers and patients with bladder cancer at different grades. Endocannabinoids (ECs) and N-acylethanolamides (NAEs) were quantified by HPLC-MS/MS and results normalized for creatinine content. An increase in the urine concentrations of four ECs and NAEs analyzed was observed with a statistically significant increas...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Bladder neoplasms and NF-κB: an unfathomed association. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2020 Mar 31;: Authors: Jebaraj Walter CE, Durairajan S, Periyandavan K, Priya Doss C G, Davis G DJ, Vasanthi A HR, Johnson T, Zayed H Abstract Introduction: Bladder cancer is the second most common genitourinary tract cancer and is often recurrent and/or chemoresistant after tumor resection. Cigarette smoking, exposure to aromatic amines, and chronic infection/inflammation are bladder cancer risk factors. NF-κB is a transcription factor that plays a critical role in normal physiology and bladder cancer. Bladder ca...
Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
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