Multicenter validation of the prognostic value of patient age in patients treated with radical cystectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Age Factors
  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
  • Cystectomy
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

abstract

  • This large external validation study confirms that advanced patient age is minimally but significantly associated with worse prognosis after RC. Nevertheless, a large proportion of elderly patients benefitted from RC with curative intent. We need to improve our understanding of the reasons for the worse UCB outcomes in this growing segment of the population and to develop strategies to improve cancer care in the elderly.

publication date

  • December 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00345-011-0772-2

PubMed ID

  • 22009117

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 753

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 30

number

  • 6