Is robotic surgery better for muscle invasive bladder cancer?

Maurizio Brausi, MD, from the AUSL Modena, B. Ramazzini Hospital, Modena, Italy, discusses clinical trials of robotic surgery in radical cystectomy at the European Association of Urology (EAU) conference 2017 in London, UK. According to Prof. Brausi, the most important randomized trial in robotic surgery for radical cystectomy is a Phase III study carried out at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY (NCT01076387). Prof. Brausi summarizes the results of the trial, and concludes that robotic surgery for muscle invasive bladder cancer shows promise but is not yet the standard.

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