The present and future burden of urinary bladder cancer in the world

  • Ploeg M
  • Aben K
  • Kiemeney L
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Abstract

To compare the prognosis of upper urinary tract (UUT)-urothelial carcinoma (UC) and UC of the bladder (UCB) by pathological staging in patients treated with radical surgeries. The study population comprised 335 and 302 consecutive radical surgery cases performed between 1991 and 2010 for UUT-UC and UCB, respectively. Five-year recurrence-free survival (RFS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) rates were analyzed. The median follow-up period of all subjects was 59.3 months (range, 0.1–261.0 months). No difference was observed in median patient age, distribution of pathologic T stage, or rates of positive surgical margin between the two groups. The UUT-UC group had significantly more frequent hydronephrosis than the USB group (48.1% vs. 20.2%, p 

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  • Biomedicine
  • Cancer Research
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Medicine/Public Health
  • Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • general

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Authors

  • Martine Ploeg

  • Katja K. H. Aben

  • Lambertus A. Kiemeney

  • Hyeon Hoe Kim

  • Ja Hyeon Ku

  • M Ploeg

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