Bladder cancer

Definition

Bladder cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the bladder. Most bladder cancers are transitional cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in cells that normally make up the inner lining of the bladder). Other types include squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma, which develop in the inner lining of the bladder.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

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    Tackling the challenges of genomics and studies of the immune system should help to create much-needed diagnostics and treatments.

    • Chris Berdik
    Nature 551, S51
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    Researchers delving into the details of bladder cancer are finding a rich trove of genetic information.

    • Jeanne Erdmann
    Nature 551, S44–S45
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    The diagnostics, treatment and five-year survival rates for bladder cancer are largely unchanged since the 1990s. Research into cancer genomics, risk factors and immune therapies could hold the key to progress against this malignant disease.

    • Chris Berdik
    Nature 551, S34–S35