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Cigarette Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Patients

by Colleen Fleiss on January 12, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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Cigarette Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Bladder Cancer Patients

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.

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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.

Source: Eurekalert
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