bladder cancer

FDA clears NBI for targeting bladder Ca biopsiesOlympus has announced the FDA 510(k) clearance of Narrow Band Imaging as enabling effective targeting of biopsies not seen under white light and improved visualization of tumor margins in nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Optimal use of bladder Ca detection agent outlinedBlue light cystoscopy with hexaminolevulinate HCl (HAL-BLC) should be considered for initial diagnosis of nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer, an expert panel of urologists recently concluded.
Smoking raises risk of second smoking-related cancerSurvivors of bladder, kidney, and two other forms of cancer who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer diagnoses have an up to fivefold higher risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer compared to survivors of the same cancers who never smoked.
Bladder biopsy quality linked to cancer survivalResearch on the quality of bladder biopsy and bladder cancer survival point to problems of suboptimal biopsies and incorrect tumor staging, researchers say.
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AUA 2014: Studies shine light on new PCa tests, TRT safetyIn our “Best of AUA” report, Urology Times’ editors and writers present the AUA annual meeting’s take-home messages in 15 therapeutic areas.
Best of AUA 2014: Outcomes AnalysisJesse D. Sammon, DO, presents the take home messages on outcomes analysis from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Best of AUA 2014: Bladder CancerWassim Kassouf, MD, CM, presents the take home messages on bladder cancer from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Best of AUA 2014: Basic Science ResearchK.C. Balaji, MD, presents the take home messages on basic science research from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.