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Good long-term cancer control following a laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer

New findings suggest that long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery. Published in BJU International, the largest study to date with long-term follow-up after this type of minimally invasive surgery, indicate that prospective randomized trials comparing these two bladder cancer surgeries are warranted. The removal of […]

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Laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer leads to good long-term cancer control

Bert Vorstman, MD,MS,FAAP,FRACS,FACS www.urologyweb.com Findings indicate that long-term survival rates for bladder cancer after laparoscopic surgery are comparable that those of open surgery. The study, published in BJU International indicates that prospective randomized trials comparing these two bladder cancer surgeries are warranted. A treatment for muscle invasive and high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is the […]

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Urologists play vital role in tobacco, bladder cancer intervention

According to a study published in Cancer, patients with bladder cancer, smoking status and primary source of information correlate with awareness of the harms of tobacco use. Jeffrey C. Basset, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues surveyed a stratified, random sample of bladder cancer survivors about tobacco use, risk […]

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AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

Orlando – The American Urological Association (AUA) unveiled its first guidelines on the medical management of kidney stones. Margaret S. Pearle, MD, PhD summarized the recommendations in a presentation during the announcement at AUA’s 2014 annual meeting. Dr. Pearle, who chaired the panel that reviewed the available evidence that formed the basis of the guidelines, […]

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Pioneering Research May Provide Help for Overactive Bladder

The body has a natural rhythm known as the body clock. Researchers have recently found a new link between this clock and contractions in the bladder, and it is an unexpected variation on previously held beliefs. A new study, published in The FASEB Journal, shows that the body’s clock, which is controlled by genes, are […]

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