Multicenter validation of the prognostic value of patient age in patients treated with radical cystectomy
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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.