Actos, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes, can give you bladder cancer
(Natural News) The drug pioglitazone (brand name Actos) can allegedly help control and regulate blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. However, the results of a study have revealed that some patients with diabetes who used the toxic drug eventually developed bladder cancer. The study was published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ). The deadly side effects of Actos... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delays to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Have Risks in Bladder Cancer
Several factors, including race, insurance, and type of facility, were associated with delays in neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment for bladder cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Two Chemo/RT Regimens Provide Bladder-Sparing Options in Bladder Cancer
A new study compared two chemotherapy/radiotherapy approaches with regard to distant metastasis –free survival in bladder cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Demystifying immunity in the bladder
The EU-funded UPECBCG project set out to study the bladder's immune system, with the aim of advancing our understanding of UTI and bladder cancer to improve treatment of these diseases. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - December 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Accurately IDs Bladder Cancer
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- Noninvasive diagnostic imaging using machine-learning analysis of nanoresolution images of cell surfaces can detect bladder cancer with high diagnostic accuracy, according to research published online Dec. 3 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NxThera spinout NxPhase lands $10m for vapor ablation tech
NxPhase Medical – spun out of NxThera when Boston Scientific bought it this year– has raised more than $10 million, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Maple Grove, Minn.–based NxPhase is focused on using convective thermal water vapor to treat prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer, according to its LinkedIn page. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.  The post NxThera spinout NxPhase lands $10m for vapor ablation tech appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Surgical nxphasemedical NxThera Inc. Source Type: news

Researchers develop accurate, non-invasive method to detect bladder cancer
(Tufts University) A research team has developed a non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer that might make screening easier and more accurate than current invasive clinical tests involving visual inspection of bladder. In the first successful use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) for clinical diagnostic purposes, the researchers have been able to identify signature features of cancerous cells found in patients' urine by developing a nanoscale resolution map of the cells' surface. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About Bladder Cancer 5 Things to Know About Bladder Cancer
From new immunotherapies to the role of the microbiome in cancer pathogenesis, here are the most important recent developments in bladder cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Results With Pembrolizumab Plus Surgery in Bladder Cancer
The PURE-01 study showed that neoadjuvant pembrolizumab before surgery could downstage disease in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

What Immunotherapy Combination Is Best in Metastatic Bladder Cancer?
Extended follow-up from the CheckMate 032 trial showed strong results with three different immunotherapy regimens involving nivolumab and ipilimumab in patients with previously treated metastatic urothelial carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

A Risk-Stratified Approach to High-Grade T1 Bladder Cancer A Risk-Stratified Approach to High-Grade T1 Bladder Cancer
This article describes an evidence-based, risk-stratified approach to the staging and treatment of high-grade T1 bladder cancer.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Bladder-Cancer Risk External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Bladder-Cancer Risk
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alimta-Related Skin Reactions with and Without Oral Steroids
This study supports the use of intravenous dexamethasone 10 mg before pemetrexed infusion in place of three days of oral dexamethasone 4 mg twice daily at UNMCCC,” the authors wrote. The post Alimta-Related Skin Reactions with and Without Oral Steroids appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Danggui, a herb used in Chinese medicine, holds potential for treating bladder cancer
(Natural News) In the U.S., there are over 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer every year, making the disease one of the most common types of cancer. With so many patients developing bladder cancer, it is unfortunate that treatment regimens for bladder cancer fail 95 percent of the time. To increase the survival of patients with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Messing Honored for Career of Innovation and Leadership in Urological Care
Leading researchers and clinicians from across the globe gathered in Rochester on October 18-19 to recognize the career of Edward Messing, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his 35 years of accomplishments in improving care for individuals with bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancer. The Festschrift honoring Messing, a professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Urology and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, was the subject of a special edition of the journal Bladder Cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Do Some Prostate Cancer Therapies Raise Patients ’ Risks for Bladder Cancer?
Treatment for prostate cancer with external beam radiotherapy was found to be associated with an increased risk for development of bladder cancer when compared with radical prostatectomy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Medically complex patients with superficial disease have reduced deaths with treatment vs. observation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Cancer treatment is associated with a clinically meaningful survival benefit in older, medically complex patients with superficial bladder cancer (SBC), according to a study published online Oct. 5 in Cancer. Tullika... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does Frailty Predict for Complications After Bladder Cancer Surgery?
Measures of frailty and comorbidity failed to offer predictive information regarding complications in patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Four armed robot carries out major surgery in Britain for the first time
Dean Walter, 41, a rectal cancer sufferer, had a full pelvic extraction in which his bladder, prostate, rectum and lower colon were removed through a cut in his abdomen only 2in wide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do siblings lower your cancer risk? People with big families are less likely to develop the disease
The larger the family, the less frequently certain types of cancer occur, including brain, bladder, lung, stomach, breast, ovarian colorectal and cervical cancers as well as melanoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: Presenter Bill Turnbull gives health update - warning signs you must know
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include frequent urination and feeling like your bladder is never truly empty. Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has given a health update, as he urges other men to get tested for prostate cancer. These are the signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Are Stromal Cells Mediating Response to Immunotherapy in Bladder Cancer?
New research suggests that immune resistance in urothelial cancer may be mediated by stromal cells, which act as a source of EMT-related gene expression. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover aggressive prostate and lung cancers are driven by common mechanisms
UCLA researchers have discovered a common process in the development of late-stage, small cell cancers of the prostate and lung. These shared molecular mechanisms could lead to the development of drugs to treat not just prostate and lung cancers, but small cell cancers of almost any organ.The key finding: Prostate and lung cells have very different patterns of gene expression when they ’re healthy, but almost identical patterns when they transform into small cell cancers. The research suggests that different types of small cell tumors evolve similarly, even when they come from different organs.The study, led by Dr. O...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Do Dose-Dense Neoadjuvant Chemo Regimens Improve Responses in Bladder Cancer?
A dose-dense neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen yielded higher response rates compared with a standard regimen in a cohort of bladder cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Researchers find adult stem cell characteristics in aggressive cancers from different tissues
UCLA researchers have discovered  genetic similarities between the adult stem cells responsible for maintaining and repairing epithelial tissues — which line all of the organs and cavities inside the body — and the cells that drive aggressive epithelial cancers. Their findings could bring about a better understanding of how ag gressive, treatment-resistant cancers develop and progress, and could eventually lead to new drugs for a range of advanced epithelial cancers such as lung, prostate and bladder cancers. The study, led by senior authors Owen Witte and Thomas Graeber, both of the  UCLA E...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Which Is Best Neoadjuvant Chemo in Bladder Cancer? Which Is Best Neoadjuvant Chemo in Bladder Cancer?
A nonstandard neoadjuvant chemotherapy was associated with higher complete response rates and more downstaging in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bladder cancer survivor seeks a kidney - with a 5,000 sq ft Time Square billboard  
Marc Weiner, 53, needs a kidney transplant. Rather than spend the next five to eight years on a waiting list with 100,000 sick New Yorkers, he got creative and took out a Time Square ad for a donor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic vs Open Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer Robotic vs Open Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
Dr Lowenfels comments on the RAZOR trial, which compares robotic versus conventional surgery for bladder cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers compare chemotherapy regimens for best outcomes in invasive bladder cancer
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer have been shown to benefit from chemotherapy prior to surgical removal of the bladder. But which type of chemotherapy leads to the best outcomes in terms of complete response rates or cancer control? Moffitt Cancer Center researchers examined data from more than 800 surgical patients with advanced bladder cancer. The results, published online by JAMA Oncology, show higher likelihoods of complete response or down-staging associated with a chemotherapeutic combination called ddMVAC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Discovery could lead to higher immunotherapy response rates for bladder cancer patients
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that a particular type of cell present in bladder cancer may be the reason why so many patients do not respond to the groundbreaking class of drugs known as PD-1 and PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitors, which enable the immune system to attack tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning - how many toilet trips is normal? Are you at risk?
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include difficulty passing urine, finding blood in the urine, or having to make more toilet trips than usual. But what is a normal amount of times to empty your bladder? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African Americans Urged To Consider Clinical Trials
An initiative launched today encourages newly-diagnosed African American cancer patients in Maryland to consider clinical trials as the first-line option, not the last resort. The ads are intended to reward those progressive physicians who are actively supporting their patients ’ access to the most advanced options for improved care, including clinical trials for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.08/23/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Simple test could identify bladder cancer patients who won't respond to immunotherapy
(University of Sussex) Patients who are unlikely to benefit from a commonly used immunotherapy for bladder cancer could be identified by a simple blood test, according to researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Testing turns up heavy metals in baby food; what Consumer Reports says parents need to know
Testing of dozens of the most popular packaged foods for babies and toddlers turned up noticeable and even “worrisome” levels of lead and other heavy metals, according to the watchdog Consumer Reports. Over the course of a child's development, exposure to heavy metals increases the likelihood of developing cancer, particularly lung cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer, and increases the risks of issues with neurological development,08/17/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Locoregional Recurrence Rates Vary Based on Several Factors in Bladder Cancer
A meta-analysis identified several factors that are correlated with locoregional recurrence in patients with nonmetastatic muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Is Marital Status Associated With Bladder Cancer Outcome?
An existing body of literature shows that marital status and related social support are connected with disease outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology -- disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bladder cancer warning - three things you should look out for in your wee
BLADDER cancer symptoms are usually spotted by checking your urine after using the toilet. But what signs are you exactly looking out for? These are the most common bladder cancer symptoms, including finding blood in your wee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Aims for Mesothelioma Cure
Medical oncologist Dr. Bernardo Goulart at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) believes his latest clinical trial might be the most curative approach to treatment of pleural mesothelioma. He also believes it could work. Goulart is the principal investigator at SCCA, which has embraced a novel clinical trial that combines the immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) with a multimodal regimen of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. “The trial design is very intense, requiring multidisciplinary involvement,” Goulart told Asbestos.com. “I think it could provide insight into the next step of research th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 25, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Only 16% of those most at risk of bladder and kidney cancer check for this one vital sign
Blood in urine is a key symptom of kidney cancer.07/19/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Bladder cancer symptoms: Watch out for this shocking sign only 16 per cent check for
BLADDER cancer symptoms are triggered when its cells start dividing uncontrollably. Britons aren ’t always checking for signs. Watch out for this symptom of bladder and kidney cancer that only 16 per cent of Britons check for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bladder cancer symptoms: Check for this colour urine when you go to the toilet
BLADDER cancer symptoms are almost all linked to urination and your toilet habits. The most common sign if blood in the urine, but this can appear in a variety of colours. Public Health England has now launched a new campaign to urge people to check their pee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photodynamic Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer With Oral 5-ALA Is Feasible, Safe
TURBT with fluorescent light source using oral 5-ALA is well tolerated in non –muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Poorer Survival, Higher Costs With Trimodal Therapy in Bladder Cancer
Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who underwent trimodal therapy had significantly poorer survival than those who underwent radical cystectomy alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Officials investigating spike in cancers on Long Island  
New York health officials are investigating after significant rates of leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers were found in three Long Island counties - 16 percent of all cases in New York state. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news