Long-term survival in metastatic transitional-cell carcinoma and prognostic factors predicting outcome of therapy
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
The presence of baseline KPS less than 80% or visceral metastasis has an impact on survival. Reporting the proportion of patients with zero, one, and two risk factors will facilitate understanding of the relevance of the median survival in phase II trials. Phase III trials should stratify patients according to the number of risk factors to avoid imbalance in treatment arms.