Medical research

Scientists recreate DNA damage caused by toxins from smoking

Researchers from the University of York have recreated how toxins from smoking cause unique patterns of DNA damage. The discovery could help scientists better understand the cause of bladder cancer and the link to smoking.

Oncology & Cancer

Modified tuberculosis vaccine as a therapy for bladder cancer

The human immune system can recognize and eliminate not only germs but also cancer cells. This is why treatments with weakened germs can help the immune system in its fight against cancer. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute ...

Oncology & Cancer

Radiotherapy for hard-to-treat bladder cancer

More targeted forms of radiotherapy can effectively treat bladder cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes of the pelvis, according to a new clinical trial.

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Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder. The bladder is a hollow, muscular organ that stores urine; it is located in the pelvis. The most common type of bladder cancer begins in cells lining the inside of the bladder and is called transitional cell carcinoma (sometimes urothelial cell carcinoma).

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