Cigarette Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Patients

by Colleen Fleiss on  January 12, 2019 at 6:51 PM Cancer News
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In patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, smoking cigarettes was associated with poor response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy, found new study published in BJU International.

The study included 58 never smokers, 87 former smokers, and 56 current smokers.
Cigarette Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Patients
Cigarette Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Patients

Additional research is needed to assess the impact of smoking and smoking cessation on survival in patients treated for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

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Source: Eurekalert

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