Treatment and Management of Bladder Cancer


Treatment and Management of Bladder Cancer Seth P. Lerner, Mark P. Schoenberg and Cora N. Sternberg Informa Healthcare , July 2008 ISBN 9780415462174; 0415462177 244 pp, £99

The editors of Treatment and Management of Bladder Cancer have assembled a field of international experts to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the treatment of bladder cancer. The book is well-organized into specific sections, including non-muscle-invasive disease, muscle-invasive disease, bladder-sparing therapies, urinary diversion/reconstruction, and metastatic bladder cancer. While this book is not intended to be an exhaustive textbook on bladder cancer it delivers an excellent review of the currently available treatments for bladder cancer. Each chapter is concise, well organized and provides an excellent evidence-based rationale for the various treatment options available for each clinical scenario. Many chapters contain tables summarizing the major clinical trials of bladder cancer, which are particularly useful to the reader. The surgical illustrations both for cystectomy and urinary diversion are well done, with adequate anatomical detail. A CD-ROM containing all the figures is included with the textbook.

In conclusion, I found the book informative and easy to read. I would recommend this book for both surgical and non-surgical clinicians interested in the treatment of bladder cancer, including medical students, residents and attending physicians.