Practice makes perfect in cancer surgery

Researchers determine higher hospital and surgeon volume lead to better outcomes when treating bladder cancer patients In a new, in-depth research project, Queen's professors Rob Siemens (Urology) and Christopher Booth (Cancer Care and Epidemiology) investigated what affect higher volume hospitals and surgeons had on the outcomes of patients undergoing a radical cystectomy for bladder cancer … Continue reading Practice makes perfect in cancer surgery

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Scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients who could benefit from ‘tumor-softening’ treatment

Scientists in Manchester have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective. The team from The University of Manchester, funded by the Medical Research┬áCouncil, found that patients whose bladder tumour had high levels of a protein, called 'HIF-1╬▒', were more likely … Continue reading Scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients who could benefit from ‘tumor-softening’ treatment