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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. New Urine Test Helps Detect Bladder Cancer

      Feb. 15, 2005 -- A new simple test may make it easier to detect bladder cancer. Results can be calculated in less than an hour, before a patient even leaves the doctor's office. However, the test doesn't single-handedly tell patients whether they have bladder cancer. No method perfectly diagnoses th

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    6. Hair Dye-Cancer Link Unproven, Say Researchers

      Oct. 6, 2004 -- The search for nonsmoking-related causes of bladder cancer has led to the identification of three new chemical compounds associated with increased risk. Though earlier work implicated hair dyes as likely cancer promoters, researchers say it is not yet clear how people become exposed

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    7. Dogs May Sniff Out Bladder Cancer

      Sept. 23, 2004 -- All that time dogs spend sniffing things may have honed their skills as medical detectives. A new British study shows that dogs' exceptional sense of smell may allow them to detect bladder cancer by merely smelling a person's urine. Researchers say that tumors are thought to produc

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    8. Chemo Raises Bladder Cancer Survival

      Aug. 27, 2003 -- Three cycles of chemotherapy before surgery increases survival from bladder cancer. And it increases the odds of a cure. The findings come from an 11-year study at 126 U.S. medical centers led by H. Barton Grossman, MD, professor of urology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson C

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    9. Snack Food Cancer Risk Debunked

      Jan. 28, 2003 -- French fry and snack food lovers can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. The first study to look at the link between a substance found in many fried and processed foods and the risk of cancer in humans shows there's no cause for alarm. Last spring, a Swedish study raised concerns aft

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    10. One-Two Punch Improves Bladder Cancer Odds

      May 14, 2001 (San Francisco) -- Exciting results from a new cancer study might just change the way some people with bladder cancer are treated -- and double their odds of survival. Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the U.S. More than 50,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed

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