Federico de la Rosa

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LBA4518 Background: Approximately half of patients with resected invasive bladder cancer will die within the first three years after surgery due to disease relapse, most of the recurrences being systemic. We have studied in a randomized phase III trial the role of 4 courses of the PGC triplet as compared to observation in this clinical setting. METHODS(More)
Bladder cancer (BC) is the fifth most common cancer in the world, being the non-muscle invasive tumors (NMIBC) the most frequent. NMIBC shows a very high frequency of recurrence and, in certain cases, tumor progression. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, which controls cell growth, tumorigenesis, cell invasion and drug response, is frequently(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the efficacy and bladder preservation rate of combined modality therapy consisting of deep transurethral resection of the primary bladder tumor followed by cisplatin, methotrexate and vinblastine chemotherapy in patients with muscle invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 consecutive(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been claimed as key molecular players in gene expression regulation, being involved in diverse epigenetic processes. They are aberrantly expressed in various tumors, but their exact role in bladder cancer is still obscure. We have recently found a major role of the Polycomb repression complex in recurrence of(More)
Bladder cancer (BC) is one of the most common cancers in the western world and ranks as the most expensive to manage, due to the need for cystoscopic examination. BC shows frequent changes in DNA methylation, and several studies have shown the potential utility of urinary biomarkers by detecting epigenetic alterations in voided urine. The aim of this study(More)
Thirty three cases of surgically corrected vesicovaginal fistulae, from a total of 73 patients with iatrogenic or pathological urinary tract conditions examined and treated in our service, are presented in this paper. Both the etiology and different surgical techniques that can be used are reviewed, contributing the novelty use of freeze dried dura mater as(More)
Bladder cancer (BC) is a highly prevalent disease, ranking fifth in the most common cancers worldwide. Various miRNAs have recently emerged as potential prognostic biomarkers in cancer. The miR-200 family, which repressed the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), is repressed in multiple advanced cancers. However, its expression and function in BC is(More)
Bladder cancer is a highly prevalent human disease in which retinoblastoma (Rb) pathway inactivation and epigenetic alterations are common events. However, the connection between these two processes is still poorly understood. Here, we show that the in vivo inactivation of all Rb family genes in the mouse urothelium is sufficient to initiate bladder cancer(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005, our center started a donation after cardiac death (DACD) program, by which patients who present an irreversible cardiac arrest outside hospital are brought to our center with the purpose of organ donation. We reviewed the outcomes of our program of kidney transplants from DACD. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of the DACD,(More)
Granulomatous prostatitis is an inflammatory condition of the prostate which presents rarely in the urological practice. It is caused by several specific and unspecific infectious agents, and can also be secondary to prostate surgery or a local reflection of a systemic granulomatous disease. With regard to clinical manifestations and treatment, it is an(More)