EAU 2017 | Bladder preservation vs radical cystectomy
Anne Kiltie, MD, MRCP(UK), FRCR, from the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, discusses the current NICE guidelines on cystectomy vs. bladder preservation for bladder cancer patients at the European Association of Urology (EAU) conference 2017 in London, UK. NICE guidelines encourage giving patients the option to choose whether or not to undergo a cystectomy, as long as counselling is provided by their treatment team. Prof. Kiltie, explains how the identification of biomarkers would help in this decision making, by identifying patients who would benefit from cystectomy or radiotherapy. No such biomarkers have been identified to date but this remains an area of interest.
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