Items Tagged ‘Bladder Cancer’

June 6, 2018

Vicinium Represents New Treatment Option for Non- Muscle Invasive Badder Cancer

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Today three-month data from the ongoing Phase 3 VISTA Trial of Vicinium for the treatment of patients with high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) who have been previously treated with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) were released. Overall 43% of patients achieved a complete response and Vicinium appears to represent an emerging treatment option. About Vicinium Vicinium, […]

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Tags: BCG, Bladder Cancer, News, Non muscle invasive, treatment, Vicinium


May 4, 2018

U.S. FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to GemRIS™ in Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

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CancerConnect News: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for GemRIS (TAR-200) for the treatment of patients with organ-confined or locally-advanced Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer who are unfit for curative intent therapy. About Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Bladder cancer is the fifth most common neoplasm in industrialized countries, affecting […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, GemRIS, Muscle invasive, News, Taris, treatment


April 3, 2018

Breakthrough Therapy Designation Awarded for Enfortumab Vedotin in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Bladder Cancer

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CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to enfortumab vedotin for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial (bladder) cancer who were previously treated with checkpoint inhibitors. Breakthrough Therapy Designation is a process designed to expedite the development and review of drugs that are intended to treat a […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, checkpoint inhibitors, Enfortumab vedotin, News, PD-1, precision cancer medicines


February 26, 2018

Keytruda Improves Survival of Advanced Bladder Cancer

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CancerConnect News: Patients with recurrent urothelial cancer lived longer when they received Keytruda (pembrolizumab) compared to chemotherapy as second-line treatment, according to long-term follow of a clinical trial presented at the Genitourinary Cancer Symposium.1 About Bladder Cancer Bladder cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 77,000 people in the United States this year alone. The average […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, checkpoint inhibitors, immunotherapy, keytruda, News, PD-1, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, treatment


February 8, 2009

For Optimal Care of Gynecologic Cancers, Consult Your Oncologist About Medication Concerns

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As a patient or caregiver affected by a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, you can help your gynecologic oncologist ensure that you or your loved one receive the best possible care. Learn all about each prescribed medicine—both new drugs and routine drugs taken for some time. This is crucial, whether you are the patient or a caregiver […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer


February 4, 2009

Treatment of Bladder Cancer

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Surgery and chemotherapy are the main components in the treatment of bladder cancer. Depending on your treatment plan, several different types of physicians may be involved in your care. These may include urologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on care of the urinary tract in both men and […]

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February 4, 2009

Understanding Bladder Cancer: Bladder Basics

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Learning about this often-overlooked cancer may save your life. Although it’s true that bladder cancer is most common in older men, the disease can occur in men of all ages and also affects women. In fact, more than 17,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.1 Women also have worse […]

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October 19, 2008

Bladder Cancer Overview

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Overview The bladder is a hollow organ in the lower abdomen. Its primary function is to store urine, the waste that is produced when the kidneys filter the blood. Urine passes from the two kidneys into the bladder through two tubes called ureters and urine leaves the bladder through another tube called the urethra. The […]

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