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News tag: Bladder cancer


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New drug against bladder cancer shows impressive results


28 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new drug, called MPDL3280A, is the only alternative to current practices involving chemotherapy prevalent for bladder cancer. The drug received the support of researchers, who call it a major breakthrough in bladder cancer research. Bladder cancer is the 7th leading cause of deaths in the US. Bladder cancer develops…

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Shortage of bladder drug affects Canada


8 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
An unexpected shortage of a vital drug for the treatment of bladder cancer is in effect in Canada. Determined by problems affecting the manufacturing plants of two pharmaceutical companies, the shortage is worrisome to many patients. The drug called Calmette-GuĂ©rin strain tice (BCG) controls the symptoms of bladder cancer patients,…

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New cancer classification system results in accurate cancer diagnosis


25 Aug, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new study published in the Cell journal proposes a new cancer classification system that shows the molecular subtypes of the tissue's origin. This classification system could improve patient's therapeutic options, researchers infer. The study was conducted by Cancer Genome Atlas initiative, led by U.S. National Cancer Institute and U.S.…