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Atreya Dash, Matthew D. Galsky, Andrew J. Vickers, Angel M. Serio, Theresa M. Koppie, Guido Dalbagni and Bernard H. Bochner Impact of renal impairment on eligibility for adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder Cancer 107

Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22031

Cisplatin-based combination perioperative chemotherapy has been shown to improve survival in patients with high-risk localized urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. However, the widespread use of such treatment may be limited by the high frequency of baseline renal impairment in this patient population. Using a cutoff creatinine clearance of <60 mL/min (calculated by Cockroft-Gault) to determine eligibility for perioperative chemotherapy, 28% (95% confidence interval, 24%–31%) of patients were ineligible. The exact proportion ineligible differed substantially with different formulas used to calculate creatinine clearance, but elderly patients were particularly likely to be ineligible.

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