Distinct microsatellite alterations in upper urinary tract tumors and subsequent bladder tumors.


PURPOSE Although synchronous and/or metachronous tumor development is common in urothelial cancer, genetic and biological differences in upper urinary tract and bladder tumors are unclear. We compared the genetic alteration pattern in multifocal disease in patients with upper urinary tract and subsequent bladder tumors, and those with recurrent bladder… (More)