Bladder with immune cells and microbes

Bladder cancer, inflammageing and microbiomes

The complex links among ageing, inflammation and dysbiosis in the pathology of bladder cancer.


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      • Florence Eustache
      • Bernard Jégou
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      • Qi-Xiang Song
      • Yi Sun
      • Margot S. Damaser
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      • Camilo Arenas-Gallo
      • Jude Owiredu
      • Jonathan E. Shoag
    • Muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) remains a deadly disease, despite aggressive surgical and systemic chemotherapeutic treatments. New treatment modalities are needed. A novel intravesicle drug delivery device for neoadjuvant treatment of MIBC has been developed, and preliminary results on the efficacy and safety of this system are available.

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