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, cilt.42, ss.623-629, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1103-20
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.623-629

Özet

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.