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Blood test could tailor treatment after surgery

A new study is looking at how blood tests after cancer surgery can be used to select patients for additional treatment, potentially sparing some patients from unnecessary, often toxic, treatment whilst ensuring those who need it get it as early as possible.

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Urine test for bladder cancer being developed

The University of Birmingham has partnered with Nonacus, a company that develops non-invasive genetic testing devices, to produce a urine test for bladder cancer that could spare thousands of people invasive procedures.

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The team tackling the serious side effects of cancer treatment in an ageing population

We spoke to the team looking into the complex relationship between the gut microbiome and radiosensitisation in bladder cancer.

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Bladder cancer treatment rejected for routine use on NHS in England


A treatment option for some people with bladder cancer, currently available through the CDF has been given an initial ‘no’ for routine use in England.

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Urine tests: detecting cancer in pee

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Detecting cancer early

We speak to our scientists who are developing urine tests that aim to detect bladder and pancreatic cancer earlier.

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Postmenopausal women who used to smoke ‘at lower risk of bladder cancer’ than smokers, says study

Stopping smoking leaves postmenopausal women at a lower risk of bladder cancer than those who continue to smoke, new research confirms.

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Recurring infections could lead to delayed bladder or kidney cancer diagnosis

Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)

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Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

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‘My fiancee is gone but she’s still helping others fight cancer’

Following the publication of a new piece of cancer research, one of our colleagues reflects on the contribution his late fiancee made in making it happen.

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Drugs approved in Scotland for bladder and skin cancers

Two new cancer drugs have been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland.

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