Medical Management of Bladder Cancer

Gary R. MacVicar*, Timothy M. Kuzel

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter presents a series of case studies with questions and answers on the medical management of bladder cancer. It commences with a discourse regarding a lymph node dissection. A lymph node dissection is also undertaken in all patients, and a urinary diversion, typically an ileal conduit or orthotopic neobladder, is created. However, several reports suggest that an extended lymph node dissection improves survival relative to a limited lymph node dissection, regardless of nodal status. The chapter focuses on the outcomes in metastatic bladder cancer patients. Molecular prognostic factors are also being developed based on translational study of bladder cancer specimens and preclinical models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Consult
Subtitle of host publicationExpertise for Clinical Practice
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781118589199
ISBN (Print)9781118589212
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014


  • Bladder cancer
  • Lymph node dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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