We know that the bladder is a poorly understood organ, critical for storing metabolic waste. What we don’t know is how this unique environment impacts bladder immunity to common diseases such as urinary tract infections (UTI) and bladder cancer. With UTI being second only to respiratory infection in prevalence, and bladder cancer being the fifth […]Continue Reading ...
A research team led by Tufts University engineers 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 […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have shown for the first time that immune cells in the urine of bladder cancer patients accurately reflect those in the tumor environment, according to research published today (Wednesday) in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Unexpectedly, the Cancer Research UK-funded study showed that immune cells found in the urine were more representative of the […]Continue Reading ...
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 […]Continue Reading ...
August 21, 2018 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). This could potentially save months of unnecessary and ineffective treatment. Currently, 30-40% of individuals have no benefit from the standard […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 Results of the European multi-center study of Bladder EpiCheck™ urine test, supporting reduction of invasive procedures, were published in the European Urology Oncology journal Nucleix Ltd., a leading cancer detection and screening company, announced today that the multi-center European study results with its Bladder EpiCheck™ urine test for the detection of bladder […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScJuly 2, 2018 Researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a potential new target for the treatment of a particularly aggressive form of bladder cancer. Image Credit: sruilk / Shutterstock MicroRNAs are small non-coding pieces of genetic material that are involved in the regulation of gene expression. The research […]Continue Reading ...
June 28, 2018 Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine were the first to publish groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. Expanding on this finding, a new study published in Nature Communications has found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes […]Continue Reading ...
Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the first presentation of results from an interim analysis of KEYNOTE-057, a Phase 2 trial evaluating KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for previously treated patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS) or CIS plus papillary disease (Cohort A). […]Continue Reading ...
Sesen Bio, Inc., a late-stage clinical company developing fusion protein therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the company will present its three-month Phase 3 VISTA Trial data during a poster session at the Global Congress on Bladder Cancer 2018. The congress is being held Sept. 20-21, 2018 in Madrid. The ongoing VISTA […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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 […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 From day one, Robert McMichael has been determined to live the best life he can. Born with muscular dystrophy, he refused to let his physical challenges block his path to achievement and completed medical school and a demanding residency in neurology. When the Mansfield physician was diagnosed with bladder cancer about a […]Continue Reading ...
July 4, 2018 Mount Sinai researchers use data science and genomics to help determine best treatment options for specific types of disease A potential new target for treatment has been identified in an aggressive form of bladder cancer, Mount Sinai researchers report. The cancer, called p53-like bladder cancer, is named after an active gene signature […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScJune 28, 2018 A new study led by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington has shown that a simple, new diagnostic test helps predict whether early stage bladder cancer will become invasive. Image Credit: StudioLaMagica / Shutterstock Senior author Todd Waldman and colleagues hope the test will reduce the cost […]Continue Reading ...
June 5, 2018 An experimental drug that blocks abnormal neural communication after spinal cord injury could one day be the key to improving quality of life by improving bladder function, new research suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University tested the drug – which is currently available only for research – to gauge its potential […]Continue Reading ...
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