Bladder Cancer

News Digest – early Diagnosis, Fighting Talk, Bladder Cancer Deaths, And A Poem On A Pill

Increase in early stage cancer diagnoses in Scotland The latest figures from NHS Scotland show that more cancers are being diagnosed at an early stage. The figures reported by the BBC and The Scotsman show that the number of people...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, BBC

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Targeted Therapy Erdafitinib Effective For Patients With Advanced Bladder Cancer And Specific Gene...

A Phase II clinical trial led by MD Anderson found that treatment with the FGFR inhibitor erdafitinib was effective in 40% of patients with metastatic bladder cancers marked by FGFR3 mutations. The trial results led to FDA approval of the drug.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Clinical Trials, Food And Drug Administration

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Medical News Today: 'electronic Tongues' May Help Diagnose Early Stage Bladder Cancer

New research proposes the use of electronic tongues for detecting bladder cancer in its early stages. The device is cheap, noninvasive, and easy to use.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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The Week That Wasn't: Virus For Bladder Cancer, Weight Compensation, Musical Alarms

Here is a quick overview of three medical stories that are worth a mention. Medscape
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer: 'traditional Old-fashioned Chemotherapies Don't Really Work In This Context' - Prof

After conducting a small study, the University of Surrey, have discovered that a strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Using Machine Learning Models To Better Predict Bladder Cancer Stages

Bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers in the U.S., may be soon helped by a novel non-invasive diagnostic method thanks to advances in machine learning research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Tip Sheet: Hiv Exclusions In Clinical Trials; Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Research; And Advances...

Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research, with links for additional background and media contacts.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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New Patient Resource From Nccn Helps People With Bladder Cancer Make Informed Treatment Decisions

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Bladder Cancer explains the lengthy surveillance process that follows active treatment for the sixth most-common cancer in the United States.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Is Merck Really Too Shy To Raise Drug Prices?

That's what the Washington Post told readers in reference to the drug BCG, a treatment for early stage bladder cancer. According to the Post article, there is now a worldwide shortage of BCG. The reason is that the manufacturer, Merck, is producing...
Related topics: Merck & Co, Cancer, Oncology

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Innovative Surgery Provides New Option For Bladder Cancer

Expert urologic surgeons at the Cancer Center at BIDMC, Peter Chang, MD, and Andrew Wagner, MD, discuss an innovative procedure offered at BIDMC in which they build a new bladder for their patients with bladder cancer. have been performing this...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Keytruda 'switch' Extends Pfs In Advanced Bladder Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Matthew Galsky, MD, discusses possible role of maintenance PD-1 blockade
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Yale Cancer Center Researchers Demonstrate Novel Drug Increased Survival For Patients With Bladder...

There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after standard chemotherapy and immune treatments, but the results of a phase II clinical trial led by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials

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Immunotherapy Combo Boosts Response In Bladder Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Phase III trials needed to define potential in pretreated metastatic disease
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Renowned Urologic Oncologist Selected To Lead Urology Bladder Cancer Program At Nyu Langone Health

Gary D. Steinberg, MD , a nationally recognized specialist in the surgical management of bladder cancer, has been named director of the Goldstein Urology Bladder Cancer Program at NYU Langone Health. His recruitment enhances the team of clinicians...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Quitting Smoking Lowers Risk For Bladder Cancer Postmenopause

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Among postmenopausal women, former smokers have a reduced risk for bladder cancer within the first 10 years of cessation, which continues to decline over time but remains elevated compared with never smokers, according to a...
Related topics: Smoking, Cancer, Oncology

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Pre-op Anti-pd-1 Advances In Bladder Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Updated results show 91% RFS at 12 months in all comers
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Balversa (erdafitinib) Approved For Advanced Bladder Cancer

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- Balversa (erdafitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with advanced or spreading bladder cancer caused by a genetic defect called FGFR3 or FGFR2, the agency said in a news...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration, Genetics

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Why Clovis Bladder Cancer Treatment Rucaparib Is In Big Trouble

Clovis Oncology may have thought that it could sneak an announcement by late on Friday, but its shares were definitely paying the price Monday morning.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Us Fda Approves Bladder Cancer Drug

Johnson & Johnson's drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration  announced Friday.  The list price of the drug, known chemically as erdafitinib, will range...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Fda Approves Personalized Tx For Metastatic Bladder Cancer

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- The first personalized treatment for patients with metastatic bladder cancer and susceptible fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) genetic alterations was granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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