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In North America, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and in the top ten for women. In the United States, approximately 70,000 patients are newly diagnosed with bladder cancer each year. In addition, the cancers of many previously-diagnosed patients remain unresolved, sometimes leading to cystectomy (bladder removal) or death. Approximately 70% bladder cancer patients have the non-muscle-invasive form of bladder cancer at diagnosis.
Arsenic levels exceed in some rice-based foods, can affect celiac disease sufferers

Arsenic levels exceed in some rice-based foods, can affect celiac disease sufferers

Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance – arsenic – as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. [More]
Five bladder cancer experts to receive $250,000 research grants from Johns Hopkins

Five bladder cancer experts to receive $250,000 research grants from Johns Hopkins

Five bladder cancer experts will be awarded research grants totaling $250,000 from the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute on Oct. 15. The grant awards will be the centerpiece of a day-long board meeting. The event will culminate with the unveiling of a ceremonial plaque marking the establishment of the new institute that was made possible with a landmark gift from Baltimore-area commercial real estate developer Erwin Greenberg and his wife, Stephanie Cooper Greenberg. [More]
Bioniche Life Sciences announces year-end results for fiscal 2014, provides corporate update

Bioniche Life Sciences announces year-end results for fiscal 2014, provides corporate update

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. today announced financial results for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. [More]

MT Services reports Actos drug cases, updates settlement news

MT Services LLC, a Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting Company which operates lawsuitsettlementnews.com, announced today a primary focus on assisting plaintiffs of the after effects of the pharmaceutical drug Actos. [More]
Collaborative study takes important step toward finding targeted treatments for bladder cancer

Collaborative study takes important step toward finding targeted treatments for bladder cancer

The story of cancer care seems so simple: find the mutated gene that causes cancer and turn it off or fix it. But rarely does a single gene cause cancer. More often, many genes are altered together to drive the disease. So the challenge becomes sorting out which altered genes are the most to blame in which cancers. [More]
Pacific Edge signs agreement with SCPMG to evaluate Cxbladder User Program

Pacific Edge signs agreement with SCPMG to evaluate Cxbladder User Program

Pacific Edge Ltd, a cancer diagnostics company, has signed an agreement with Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) to research its User Program to evaluate its bladder cancer technology Cxbladder within the clinical settings of Kaiser Permanente's health care network. [More]
Invisible blood in urine: An early warning sign of bladder cancer

Invisible blood in urine: An early warning sign of bladder cancer

New research which finds that invisible blood in urine may be an early warning sign of bladder cancer is likely to shape guidelines for clinicians. [More]
Spring Bioscience launches PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry antibody1

Spring Bioscience launches PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry antibody1

Spring Bioscience (Spring), a member of the Roche Group, today announced the launch of its PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry (IHC) antibody. [More]
Clinical trial tests COXEN model in bladder cancer to find promising treatment

Clinical trial tests COXEN model in bladder cancer to find promising treatment

Imagine being able to match a cancer's genes to the best treatment. That's the promise of COXEN (CO eXpression ExtrapolatioN) - a computer program that looks at a panel of cancer genes in a patient's tumor to predict whether it will respond to chemotherapy. [More]
Scientists analyze genetic characteristics of cancers using multiple genomic technology platforms

Scientists analyze genetic characteristics of cancers using multiple genomic technology platforms

New research partly led by UC San Francisco-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated, and that this information, in turn, could lead to more appropriate treatments. [More]
Comprehensive database collecting information about microRNAs, multiMiR

Comprehensive database collecting information about microRNAs, multiMiR

Your genes are blueprints for proteins, and molecules called microRNA can help to determine how often these genetic blueprints are manufactured into proteins. Researchers often ask what microRNA regulates a gene related to disease. [More]
9.3% of U.S. cancer survivors are current smokers, shows study

9.3% of U.S. cancer survivors are current smokers, shows study

Nine years after diagnosis, 9.3 percent of U.S. cancer survivors were current smokers and 83 percent of these individuals were daily smokers who averaged 14.7 cigarettes per day, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). [More]
Study: Cohesin mutations are common in melanoma and bladder cancer

Study: Cohesin mutations are common in melanoma and bladder cancer

Massive sequencing of cancer genomes brings to light new genes every day that could be involved in the process of tumour formation. [More]
Research may lead to new assay to better diagnose bladder cancer in both dogs and humans

Research may lead to new assay to better diagnose bladder cancer in both dogs and humans

Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma - the most common cause of bladder cancer - and may lead to a new assay which could better diagnose this disease in both dogs and humans. [More]
PsiOxus Therapeutics presents positive study results of anti-cancer vaccine Enadenotucirev at ASCO Annual Meeting

PsiOxus Therapeutics presents positive study results of anti-cancer vaccine Enadenotucirev at ASCO Annual Meeting

PsiOxus Therapeutics, Ltd. (PsiOxus), an award-winning biotechnology company developing innovative, novel treatments for cancer, announced that updates for its on-going international multicentre clinical program of the oncolytic vaccine enadenotucirev (previously known as ColoAd1) were presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. [More]
New investigational immunotherapy benefits people with advanced urothelial bladder cancer

New investigational immunotherapy benefits people with advanced urothelial bladder cancer

A new investigational immunotherapy MPDL3280A has been shown to shrink tumours in 43% of people (13/30) who had previously been treated for advanced urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) with a specific type of tumour (PD-L1 positive). [More]
Investigational drug for advanced bladder cancer shows promise for treatment of certain tumor types

Investigational drug for advanced bladder cancer shows promise for treatment of certain tumor types

A multi-center phase I study using an investigational drug for advanced bladder cancer patients who did not respond to other treatments has shown promising results in patients with certain tumor types, researchers report. [More]
Genetic changes can predict which patient will benefit from chemotherapy before bladder cancer surgery

Genetic changes can predict which patient will benefit from chemotherapy before bladder cancer surgery

Three genetic changes can predict whether a patient will benefit from chemotherapy before surgery to remove bladder cancer, according to new findings presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers during the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Men who receive radiation therapy for prostate cancer more likely to develop rectal cancer

Men who receive radiation therapy for prostate cancer more likely to develop rectal cancer

Among men treated for prostate cancer, those who received radiation therapy were more likely to develop bladder or rectal cancer, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. [More]
Findings explain why women with bladder cancer are often diagnosed at later stage than men

Findings explain why women with bladder cancer are often diagnosed at later stage than men

Women with blood in their urine (hematuria) were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new Vanderbilt University study. [More]