Effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on pathological parameters and survival in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer


Caglayan A., Akbulut Z., ATMACA A. F., Altinova S., Kilic M., Balbay M. D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.42, no.4, pp.623-629, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1103-20
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.623-629
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on tumor pathology and patient survival in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is believed to prevent micrometastasis and provide pathological downstaging.