This paper provides an overview of the most relevant findings on bladder cancer (BCa) presented at the 2006 annual meetings of the European Association of Urology, American Urological Association, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Experts in the field of BCa selected and discussed relevant new findings in BCa during a closed meeting in Marbella, Spain. Furthermore, the participants’ opinions on representative clinical cases were assessed via interactive voting. Voting results were commented on by an expert panel.
Many studies examined the diagnostic and prognostic value of the biomarkers survivin and nuclear matrix protein-22, but results were not consistent. With respect to superficial BCa, a major revelation was the introduction of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer tables to calculate the risk for recurrence and progression of superficial BCa patients. In addition, one study showed that Bacillus Calmette-Guérin
Many interesting new findings in the field of BCa have been presented at 2006 urologic/oncologic meetings, which aim to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with BCa.
Keywords: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, Biomarker, Bladder cancer, EORTC tables, Ifosfamide, Interferon-alpha, Invasive, Laparoscopy, Nedaplatin, NMP-22, Paclitaxel, Superficial, Survivin.
Department of Urology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
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