Prognostic factors, pattern of recurrence and survival in a Danish bladder cancer cohort treated with radical cystectomy.

@article{Knap2003PrognosticFP,
  title={Prognostic factors, pattern of recurrence and survival in a Danish bladder cancer cohort treated with radical cystectomy.},
  author={Marianne Marquard Knap and Finn Lundbeck and Jens Overgaard},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={160-8}
}
A cohort of 248 consecutive patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy between 1992 and 98 was retrospectively followed from diagnosis until death. Prognostic factors, pattern of recurrence and survival were analysed. Pathological T and N, angiolymphatic and perineural invasion had an independent prognostic influence on survival. Patients without muscle-invasive tumour (Ta, T1) had a good prognosis, whereas patients with primarily superficial tumour progressing to muscle… CONTINUE READING