Induction chemotherapy for unresectable urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.

  title={Induction chemotherapy for unresectable urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.},
  author={Pirus Ghadjar and Fiona C Burkhard and Oliver Gautschi and George N Thalmann and Urs E Studer},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={107 6},
OBJECTIVE • To analyse the outcome in selected patients with initially unresectable or minimally metastatic muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer who underwent induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by radical cystectomy (RC). PATIENTS AND METHODS • Thirty patients with initially unresectable, locally advanced or minimally metastatic bladder cancer underwent platinum-based IC followed by RC with curative intent at our institution from 2000 to 2007. • They received a median of four cycles… CONTINUE READING
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