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The role of endoscopic treatment after radical radiotherapy for invasive bladder cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4084728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a 6-year period 232 patients were treated by radical radiotherapy for transitional cell cancer of the bladder. Fifty-eight patients had secondary surgical management to control either locally persistent or recurrent tumour. Endoscopic treatment alone was used in 31 patients with down-staged tumours and the survival of this group compared favourably with that of 27 patients selected for salvage cystectomy (5-year survival rate 88% cf. 44%). A group of patients with favourable prognostic factors may be identified in whom cystectomy can be avoided without prejudice to survival.
G Smith; P M Quilty; W Duncan; G D Chisholm; J E Newsam; T B Hargreave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-03     Completed Date:  1986-03-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / radiotherapy,  therapy*
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Urinary Bladder / surgery
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / mortality,  pathology,  radiotherapy,  therapy*

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