Influence of smoking status on the disease-related outcomes of patients with tobacco-associated superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.

@article{Fleshner1999InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of smoking status on the disease-related outcomes of patients with tobacco-associated superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.},
  author={Neil E. Fleshner and Jeffery Garland and Alyson B. Moadel and Harry Herr and Jamie Ostroff and R Trambert and Mark O'Sullivan and Paul Russo},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={2337-45}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the influence of tobacco exposure, at the time of diagnosis, on the disease-related outcomes of patients with tobacco-associated superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed using the MSKCC Registry to identify all institutional cases of "noninvasive" TCC (n = 1632) between 1985 and 1995. After employing exclusion criteria, 286 cases of incident tobacco-associated superficial TCC… CONTINUE READING