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2013-10-08 13:46:09

New ACS NSQIP® study identifies low blood albumin level as an independent risk factor for surgical-related health problems after radical cystectomy Patients with bladder cancer are two times more likely to have complications after a radical cystectomy procedure if they have a biomarker for poor nutritional status before the operation, according to study findings presented today at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Surgeons from the University of North...

2012-12-19 15:09:08

Patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer may experience less loss of blood and shorter hospital stays as a result of robotic-assisted surgery, new randomized study in the Journal of Urology About 30 percent of the more than 70,000 bladder cancer cases expected in 2012 are muscle invasive. In such cases, radical cystectomy is the preferred treatment. In a pilot trial, a team of investigators assessed the efficacy of open radical cystectomy (ORC) vs. robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical...

2011-06-13 15:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today provided an update on the clinical trial of the Company's lead clinical product candidate, the Neo-Urinary Conduit(TM), for use in bladder cancer patients requiring a urinary diversion following bladder removal (cystectomy). Tengion is continuing to work with investigators to optimize the surgical approach as part of its ongoing clinical trial of the Neo-Urinary Conduit in patients with bladder cancer and...

2011-05-17 15:05:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa. and BELLEVILLE, Ontario, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals and Bioniche Life Sciences today presented Phase III trial results for the intravesical formulation of Mycobacterial cell wall-DNA complex (MCC), known as Urocidin(TM), during a podium presentation at the 2011 American Urological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The preliminary results from the interim analysis of this prospective trial indicate that Urocidin(TM) may provide an...


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