Long-term effects of a program of bladder preservation using chemotherapy plus radiotherapy in muscle invasive bladder cancer (BC). Analysis of biologic predictive factors and health-related quality of life (QOL).

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e16014 Background: Long-term effects of a combined approach of transurethral resection (TUR) plus chemotherapy (CT) and pelvic radiotherapy (RT) in terms of bladder preservation, survival, QOL are largely unknown. Moreover we investigated whether p53, Ki67, bcl-2, c-erbB-2 protein expression predict the achievement of a complete response (CR). METHODS… (More)

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