New drug offers hope for patients with bladder cancer
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  February 13, 2017  
  Bladder Cancer  
  The latest bladder cancer news from News Medical  
 New drug offers hope for patients with bladder cancerNew drug offers hope for patients with bladder cancer
 
A bladder cancer drug discovered and developed at The University of Kansas Cancer Center is set to become its first cancer drug to go from bench to bedside.
 
 
 New immunotherapy active against mucosal melanoma and improves survival for bladder cancer patientsNew immunotherapy active against mucosal melanoma and improves survival for bladder cancer patients
 
Clinical trials of a new immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, have shown that it prolongs life significantly for patients with bladder cancer and is active against a rare sub-type of melanoma, called mucosal melanoma.
 
   Testing for circulating tumour cells could help predict bladder cancer patients’ prognosisTesting for circulating tumour cells could help predict bladder cancer patients’ prognosis
 
New research indicates that about one-quarter of patients with bladder cancer treated with radical surgery on curative intent have detectable levels of tumour cells circulating in their blood.
 
 Bladder Control and Diet Changes
 
Bladder Control and Diet ChangesA healthy bladder will have an adequate capacity to retain urine and provide strong urges to pass urine when the maximum capacity is neared. In patients with limited storage capacity for various reasons - e.g. a small bladder or an irritable detrusor muscle - symptoms such as urinary incontinence will arise. These may include increased frequency of voiding by day and by night, with urgency and often urge incontinence.
 
 
 More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robot
 
More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robotMore than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have now benefitted from a high-tech robot that enables surgeons to perform highly precise and minimally-invasive surgery.