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Reducing bladder cancer deaths†
The preemptive cystectomy approach
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Cancer Society
Volume 115, Issue 5, pages 914–917, 1 March 2009
How to Cite
Konety, B. R. (2009), Reducing bladder cancer deaths. Cancer, 115: 914–917. doi: 10.1002/cncr.24137
See referenced original article on pages 1011-20, this issue.
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2008
In patients with bladder cancer, earlier cystectomy or other aggressive therapy can save the lives of some patients with nonmuscle-invasive disease. It is imperative to develop criteria for performing preemptive cystectomy in patients with nonmuscle-invasive disease who have failed intravesical therapies.