bladder cancer

Bladder cancer study reveals potential drug targetsResearchers from the National Institutes of Health have identified new potential therapeutic targets for muscle-invasive bladder cancer, including important genes and pathways that are disrupted in the disease.
Breast cancer drug may play role in bladder cancerMayo Clinic researchers have found amplification of HER2, a known driver of some breast cancers, in micropapillary urothelial carcinoma and have shown that the presence of HER2 amplification is associated with particularly aggressive tumors.
Nutritional status affects post-cystectomy outcomesPreoperative hypoalbuminemia is a risk factor for complications following radical cystectomy, say researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Death, incidence rates of prostate cancer, other GU cancers dropBoth the death rate and incidence rate for prostate cancer continues to decline, according to the latest round of statistics from leading U.S. cancer groups.
Urology Product Preview November 2013Urology drugs and devices in the pipeline from AltheRx Pharmaceuticals, TARIS Biomedical, AstraZeneca, NxThera, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, and OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals.
Study: RT viable alternative to cystectomyStandard and reduced high-dose volume radiation therapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer provide similar tumor control and decreased late toxicity when compared to surgery, say the authors of a study from the United Kingdom.
October 2013 New Urology Products & ServicesThe latest products and services from Cook Medical, American Medical Systems, Dialog Medical, Astellas Pharma U.S., Giffen Solutions, the Société Internationale d’Urologie, Merck Consumer Care, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
Urology Product PreviewDrugs and devices in the pipeline from Targacept, Inc., Cubist, OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Apricus Biosciences, and Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp.
‘Scent device’ may help detect bladder cancerBritish researchers have developed a device that they say is able to read odors in urine to help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer.
Best of AUA 2013: Outcomes AnalysisDanil V. Makarov, MD, MHS, presents the take home messages on outcomes analysis.