Pathology-based risk stratification of muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients undergoing cystectomy for persistent disease after induction chemoradiotherapy in bladder-sparing approaches.

@article{Koga2012PathologybasedRS,
  title={Pathology-based risk stratification of muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients undergoing cystectomy for persistent disease after induction chemoradiotherapy in bladder-sparing approaches.},
  author={Fumitaka Koga and Y Fujii and Hitoshi Masuda and Noboru Numao and Minato Yokoyama and Junichiro Ishioka and Kazutaka Saito and Satoru Kawakami and Kazunori Kihara},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2012},
  volume={110 6 Pt B},
  pages={E203-8}
}
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? In bladder-sparing approach incorporating TURBT and chemoradiotherapy (CRT) to MIBC, patients who clinically achieve complete response to induction CRT enjoy favourable prognosis and quality of life with preserved functioning bladder, whereas those with persisting disease have poor prognosis despite salvage radical cystectomy. Risk factors for cancer death among the non-responders remain fully unknown. The current study showed… CONTINUE READING

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