Molecular followup of newly diagnosed bladder cancer using urine samples.

@article{Shigyo2001MolecularFO,
  title={Molecular followup of newly diagnosed bladder cancer using urine samples.},
  author={Masanori Shigyo and Kokichi Sugano and Ken‐ichi Tobisu and Taiji Tsukamoto and Takao Sekiya and Tadao Kakizoe},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={166 4},
  pages={1280-5}
}
PURPOSE Patients with superficial bladder cancer can be treated with transurethral resection. However, 50% to 70% of them have intravesical recurrence after transurethral resection and muscle invasive disease develops in 10% to 20%, which is eventually indicated for radical cystectomy. Therefore, reliable predictors of intravesical recurrence are required for management of superficial bladder cancer. We investigated whether detection of the loss of heterozygosity in urine samples would be… CONTINUE READING