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POINT: Is Cystectomy Needed for Small-Cell Bladder Cancer?
In most cases, localized small-cell bladder cancer requires cystectomy for optimal cure rates.
COUNTERPOINT: Is Cystectomy Needed for Small-Cell Bladder Cancer?
Radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy is an effective treatment strategy for small-cell bladder cancer.
Pioglitazone Shows No Significant Association With Bladder Cancer Risk
Use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone was not associated with a significantly increased risk of bladder cancer, in a large cohort study.
Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder
A 65-year-old woman presented to a local emergency department complaining of right flank pain that had worsened over the past 10 days. A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed intravesical tumors of the urinary bladder.
Heat Shock Protein Inhibitor May Benefit Bladder Cancer Patients
Advanced bladder cancer patients with poor prognosis appear to benefit from adding apatorsen 600 mg to first-line chemotherapy with gemcitabine/cisplatin.
Pembrolizumab Shows Antitumor Activity in Advanced Urothelial Cancer
Pembrolizumab demonstrates durable antitumor activity in patients with advanced urothelial cancer, with a higher response rate seen in patients with PD-L1 expression.
UTI Delayed Bladder Cancer Diagnosis in Medicare Population
Presentation with a urinary tract infection delayed a bladder cancer diagnosis among a population of Medicare patients, with worse delays experienced by women.
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