Chemoradiotherapy in octogenarians as primary treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

@article{McPherson2017ChemoradiotherapyIO,
  title={Chemoradiotherapy in octogenarians as primary treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.},
  author={Victor A. McPherson and George B. Rodrigues and Glenn Bauman and Eric William Winquist and Joseph L. Chin and Jonathan Izawa and Kylea R Potvin and Scott D. Ernst and Varagur Venkatesan and Tracy Sexton and Belal Ahmad and Nicholas E. Power},
  journal={Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada},
  year={2017},
  volume={11 1-2},
  pages={24-30}
}
INTRODUCTION While radical cystectomy is the gold standard for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), in octogenarians cystectomy results in a higher perioperative mortality rate (6.8-11.1%) than in younger patients (2.2%). Trimodality therapy is a bladder-sparing regimen composed of transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) and chemoradiotherapy… CONTINUE READING