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.
‘Physicians should have a proactive role in educating patients regarding the detrimental effect of smoking on cancer-specific and overall health outcomes. ’
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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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