Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities Outcomes in Clinically Node-positive Bladder Cancer: Analysis of a Population-based Cancer Registry.


Department of Urologic Oncology, Clinic of Surgical Oncology, Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, Brno, Czech Republic. Electronic address: [Email]


Patients with clinically node-positive bladder cancer were historically considered to have uniformly poor prognosis and were frequently treated with palliative chemotherapy (CHT) only. Although retrospective data show that long-term survival with combined treatment (surgery + CHT) is possible in one-third of these patients, consensus on a treatment algorithm is still lacking. The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of different treatment modalities based on data from a population-based cancer registry.


Chemotherapy,Combined modality therapy,Cystectomy,Lymphadenopathy,Urinary bladder neoplasms,