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  1. New Bladder Cancer Warning for Diabetes Drug Actos

    June 16, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a new warning of increased bladder cancer risk associated with use of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone). The warning comes after a review of data from a five-year analysis of an ongoing study of Actos by the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The results s

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  2. Chemo Plus Radiation Prevents Bladder Cancer Return

    Nov. 2, 2010 (San Diego) -- The addition of chemotherapy to radiation for the treatment of bladder cancer allowed more people to remain disease free than if they received radiation alone, British researchers report. "By adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy, 82% of [living] patients were free of

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  3. Selenium May Protect Against Bladder Cancer

    Aug. 31, 2010 -- Adding more selenium to your diet may reduce your risk of bladder cancer. Scientists reporting in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention say that adults with low blood levels of the mineral selenium are more likely to develop bladder cancer. The lower yo

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  4. Study Links Processed Red Meat to Bladder Cancer

    Aug. 2, 2010 -- Eating large amounts of processed red meats may raise the risk for developing bladder cancer, according to a new study. Processed meats often contain the preservatives nitrate and nitrite. They are typically found in hot dogs, pepperoni, and deli cold cuts. Researchers suspect that w

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  5. Broccoli Sprouts vs. Bladder Cancer?

    Feb. 28, 2008 -- Natural chemicals in broccoli sprouts may curb bladder cancer. That news comes from lab tests done on rats exposed to a chemical that causes bladder cancer. Those rats were more resistant to bladder cancer if freeze-dried broccoli sprout extract had been added to their chow before,

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  6. New Bladder Cancer Test in the Works

    June 15, 2007 -- Scientists may have found a new way to test urine for signs of bladder cancer. A protein called A1BG seems to be more common in the urine of bladder cancer patients than in the urine of people without bladder cancer. That's according to researchers from the University of Florida in

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  7. Statins May Vex Bladder Cancer Therapy

    Dec. 21, 2006 -- Some bladder cancer patients may fare better if they're not taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, Belgian doctors say. Their findings focus only on bladder cancer patients getting immunotherapy with the bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. BCG is injected into the bladder afte

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  8. New Test Helps Spot Bladder Cancer

    Jan. 17, 2006 -- A new urine test helps identify bladder cancer recurrences, with results available before a patient leaves their doctor's office. So says a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers included H. Barton Grossman, MD, of the University of Texas M.D. Ande

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  9. Urine Test May Screen for Bladder Cancer

    Oct. 25, 2005 -- A new test for bladder cancer is in the works, Italian researchers report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The test screens urine for an enzyme called telomerase. High telomerase levels may indicate cancer, including bladder cancer, write the scientists. But the t

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  10. Broccoli Ingredient May Fight Bladder Cancer

    Aug. 3, 2005 -- The crunch may be the key behind broccoli's cancer-fighting effects, according to a new study. A previous study showed that men who ate two or more servings of broccoli per week had a 44% lower risk of bladder cancer than those who ate less than one serving a week. Now researchers sa

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