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In this video, Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD, PhD, presents the case of a 63-year-old man with history of carcinoma in situ found to have low-grade Ta non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Fluorescent blue light cystoscopy improves 3-year recurrence-free survival rates in patients with recurrent bladder tumors compared to white light cystoscopy, and researchers believe its use should be expanded.
"Numerous clinical studies have exhibited significantly improved tumor detection rates with BLC," write Zachary L. Smith, MD, and Norm D. Smith, MD.
A look at Urology Times' most-read articles on bladder cancer reveals a variety of topics, ranging from radical cystectomy to the role of protein- and cell-based urinary biomarkers for bladder cancer detection and surveillance.
Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network have outlined five distinct expression subtypes of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, each of which may be targetable by different treatments.
The use of intravesical cisplatin nanoparticles reduces cancer cell proliferation while limiting drug absorption beyond the bladder barrier, according to early findings.
A bladder-sparing approach for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer increases quality-adjusted life years compared with radical cystectomy in appropriately selected patients.
Trimodal therapy could offer superior overall survival versus radical cystectomy in certain subsets of patients with bladder cancer, according to a retrospective analysis presented at the 2017 Society of Urologic Oncology annual meeting in Washington.
Mitomycin C instillation within 24 hours after transurethral resection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer significantly reduces the risk of recurrence and delays the time to recurrence.