Methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin chemotherapy and cystectomy for unresectable bladder cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Cystectomy
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

abstract

  • Our results suggest that patients who present with unresectable bladder cancer may benefit from M-VAC and definitive surgery, especially when disease is T0 and P0 status. Surgery may salvage select cases of advanced pelvic tumor down staged by chemotherapy to tumors pathologically confined to the bladder. Alternative treatment strategies are needed for the majority of patients with locally advanced bladder cancer.

publication date

  • August 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8683681

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 368

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 156

number

  • 2