Engineers develop non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer
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  February 8, 2019  
  Bladder Cancer  
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 Engineers develop non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancerEngineers develop non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer
 
A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer that might make screening easier and more accurate than current invasive clinical tests involving visual inspection of bladder.
 
   Device uses light to treat overactive bladderDevice uses light to treat overactive bladder
 
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have developed an implantable device that could one day help people with bladder problems, without the need for electronic stimulators or medication.
 
   Researchers aim to demystify bladder immunityResearchers aim to demystify bladder immunity
 
We know that the bladder is a poorly understood organ, critical for storing metabolic waste. What we don’t know is how this unique environment impacts bladder immunity to common diseases such as urinary tract infections and bladder cancer.
 
 Study shows high rates of antibiotic overuse in patients undergoing common urological procedures
 
Study shows high rates of antibiotic overuse in patients undergoing common urological proceduresA new study suggests that antibiotics are being overused in up to 60 percent of patients undergoing common urological procedures. The study, led by Daniel Livorsi, MD, University of Iowa assistant professor of internal medicine, shows that the high rates of overuse were mostly due to extended use of antibiotics following the procedure.
 
 
 Bladder Cancer Types
 
Bladder Cancer TypesThe human bladder’s main function is to collect and store urine produced by the kidneys. Cancer is a disease caused by the uncontrollable division of abnormal cells within a specific part of the body. Research estimates that over 80,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.
 
 
 Cigarette smoking linked with poor outcomes in bladder cancer patients
 
Cigarette smoking linked with poor outcomes in bladder cancer patientsIn a study of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who had undergone radical cystectomy, cigarette smoking was linked with poor response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy.
 
 
 Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute awards research grants to study how bladder cancer affects women
 
Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute awards research grants to study how bladder cancer affects womenThe Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute awarded research grants to four projects that focus on understanding how treatment of bladder cancer affects women, why the disease has a less favorable outcome for women than men, and how biology could play a role in offering new targets for cancer therapy.