Stage III Bladder Cancer

Keytruda Immunotherapy Improves Overall Survival in Bladder Cancer (November 10, 2016)

Bladder cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 77,000 people in the United States this year alone. The average age that patients are diagnosed with bladder cancer is 70 years, with 80% of these patients... Continue Reading

Durvalumab Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by US FDA for Treatment of Patients with PD-L1 Positive Urothelial Bladder Cancer (February 19, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for durvalumab (MEDI4736), an investigational human monoclonal antibody directed against programmed death ligand-1... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy after Surgery Appears to Improve Survival in Advanced Bladder Cancer (March 31, 2015)

Patients with advanced bladder cancer who receive chemotherapy after surgery to remove the bladder have better overall survival than patients who undergo surgery alone. These findings were presented at... Continue Reading

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer (June 23, 2014)

Results from a recent Phase III clinical trial suggest that patients with invasive bladder cancer may benefit from treatment with immediate adjuvant chemotherapy. These finding were presented at the 2014... Continue Reading

Immediate Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy Extends Progression-Free Survival in Invasive Bladder Cancer (June 17, 2014)

A report at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting indicates that immediate use of cisplatin-based chemotherapy offers significant improvement in progression-free survival over deferred... Continue Reading

Strategies to Improve Treatment (November 22, 2013)

The progress that has been made in the treatment of bladder cancer has resulted from improved treatment developed in clinical trials. Future progress in the treatment of bladder cancer will result from... Continue Reading

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 24, 2013)

Robotic-assisted surgery for invasive bladder cancer is effective and results in less bleeding and shorter hospital stays when compared to the traditional open procedure, according to the results of a... Continue Reading

New Bladder-preserving Therapy Promising in Bladder Cancer (November 9, 2010)

A new bladder-preserving approach to treatment of locally invasive bladder cancer appears promising, both for patients for whom radical cystectomy is indicated and for those previously ineligible for curative... Continue Reading

Cancer Caregivers Devote Substantial Time and Effort (September 9, 2009)

On average, informal caregivers of cancer patients devote more than eight hours per day to caregiving. These results were published in Cancer. Informal caregiving is an important part of cancer management.... Continue Reading

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