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2011-07-21 09:53:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago native Jeffrey Breslow is hiking a million steps and raising $50,000 in support of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the first national advocacy organization dedicated to advancing bladder cancer research and public awareness. Starting August 2nd, Jeff will hike the 272 mile Long Trail in Vermont, starting at the border of Massachusetts and ending at the border of Canada. He is making this long trek in honor of...

2011-07-11 20:27:35

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that nearly all patients with high-grade, non-invasive bladder cancer are not receiving the guideline-recommended care that would best protect them from recurrence, a finding that researchers characterized as alarming. In fact, out of the 4,545 bladder cancer patients included in the study, only one received the comprehensive care recommended by the American Urology Association and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Receiving...

2011-06-30 07:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today announced that Steven A. Nichtberger, M.D., has resigned from his role as president, chief executive officer and member of the Company's Board of Directors. David I. Scheer, Chairman of the Board, will assume a more active role in guiding the Company while an external search is conducted for a new chief executive officer. "I want to thank Steven for his many contributions over the last seven years in...

2011-06-20 10:44:00

Bladder augmentation enhances quality of life for patients suffering from neurological disease CHICAGO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew Baniecki dreamed of becoming a pilot for as long as he can remember. His passion for airplanes began when he was a small child opting to play with toy planes instead of cars, and grew when he took his first ride on an airplane during a family trip to Disney World. At 8-years old Baniecki scribbled down on a piece of paper his dream of...

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...

2011-05-31 15:40:02

A cell phone-sized, wireless near-infrared device is as reliable as the current "gold standard" invasive tests in determining bladder disease, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI). The new physiologic information gathered through near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) could also advance treatment that tackles the root causes of urinary incontinence, says the research team. Published...

2011-05-17 14:31:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas Pharma US"), U.S. subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: TSE: 4503, "the Company"), today announced the results of a pivotal phase III clinical trial for mirabegron, the first of a new class of compounds under development for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), which show mirabegron significantly improves key OAB symptoms - urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) and frequency of micturition...

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2011-05-17 07:48:11

Bladder cancer is the fourth-most-common cancer in men and one of the most expensive cancers to treat from diagnosis to death. After initial diagnosis and surgery, patients must return to the urologist at least yearly for a costly, time-consuming and uncomfortable bladder scan. Tumors recur in more than half of patients. Researchers at the University of Washington are proposing a more automated approach that could be cheaper, more comfortable and more convenient for both doctors and patients....

2011-05-05 11:33:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) today announced the launch of the Hope After Recurrence(TM) campaign -- an educational awareness program designed to provide support, information and hope to survivors with recurring non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and their loved ones. The campaign fills an important need with educational resources and community support for the recurring non-muscle invasive bladder cancer survivors in the United...

2011-04-04 23:26:47

Much of the risk of developing incontinence before middle age is determined by our genes. Genetic factors can explain half of people's susceptibility to urinary incontinence, a study of twins at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) reveals. Urinary incontinence is very common, especially among women, with around one in three affected at some point in life. Incontinence, overactive bladder and other lower urinary tract symptoms can be caused by factors such as old...


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2013-01-18 10:29:10

The urinary bladder is a hollow organ that holds the urine, a fluid by-product excreted from the kidneys. Once enough urine is collected within the bladder, pressure initiates the process of urination which expels the urine from the system completely. Formation and Orientation Bladders are a common organ in the Animal Kingdom but are unique in characteristics to each species. Within the human species, there are some differences between female and male bladders. The first difference is...

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