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"News Cystectomy Plus Chemo Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer"

  • HealthDay
  • (January 21, 2016)

For patients with locally advanced bladder cancer, cystectomy plus adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved survival versus cystectomy alone, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. "Although neoadjuvant chemotherapy remains the preferred approach based on level I evidence, these data lend further support for the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced bladder cancer postcystectomy who did not receive chemotherapy preoperatively," wrote Matthew Galsky, MD, director of genitourinary medical oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues. Learn more.