Age as a predictor of an aggressive clinical course for superficial bladder cancer in men.


Tumor grade and stage are two of the strongest predictors for indolent versus aggressive clinical course in bladder cancer. To identify age-related trends in tumor aggressiveness the authors investigated the relationships of age with grade and stage. Pathologic specimens were obtained for 89% (527 of 590) of new bladder cancer cases among men older than 50… (More)


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