Localised immunotherapy new possibility to treat bladder cancer

Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today’s treatments can result in adverse side effects. New findings from IGP show an alternative way to administer the therapy, which has the same effect on the tumour but less impact other parts of the body.

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Breakthrough in immunotherapy for advanced bladder cancer

The latest study revealed how an antibody drug makes it easier for the immune system to locate and eliminate cancer cells as a breakthrough in treatment for advanced bladder cancer. Read more

The source identified of most cases of invasive bladder cancer

A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read more

Urine test could help predict recurrence of bladder cancer

Individuals who have had bladder cancer in the past are at high risk of recurrence, but researchers publishing in the journal Clinical Cancer Research say a simple DNA methylation marker test in urine can predict tumor recurrence. Read more

Fruits and vegetables may reduce bladder cancer risk in women

Women who increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables probably reduce their risk of developing invasive bladder cancer, researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center reported in The Journal of Nutrition. Read more

Diagnosing bladder cancer

Many patients with a history, signs, and symptoms suspicious for bladder cancer are referred to a urologist or other physician trained in cystoscopy, a procedure in which a flexible tube bearing a camera and various instruments is introduced into the bladder through the urethra. Suspicious lesions may be biopsied and sent for pathologic analysis. Read more

What are the causes of bladder cancer?

Tobacco smoking is the main known contributor to urinary bladder cancer; in most populations, smoking is associated with over half of bladder cancer cases in men and one-third of cases among women. There is a linear relationship between smoking and risk, and quitting smoking reduces the risk. Passive smoking has not been proven to be involved. Read more