Examining the association between delay in diagnosis and decreased survival in bladder cancer


  • Michael P. Porter MD, MS

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    1. Department of Urology, University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington
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Delays in diagnosis and definitive treatment are associated with poorer survival in observational studies of patients with bladder cancer. Quality of care may be as important as tumor biology in explaining this association.