Prognostic factors for recurrence and follow-up policies in the treatment of superficial bladder cancer: Report from the British Medical Research Council subgroup on superficial bladder cancer (urological cancer working party)

M. K.B. Parmar, L. S. Freedman, T. B. Hargreave, D. A. Tolley

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Abstract

With data from 2 large randomized British Medical Research Council studies we identified several factors influencing the recurrence of newly diagnosed superficial bladder cancer. Using multivariate methods to assess the relative importance of these factors we found the most important to be the result of cystoscopy performed 3 months after initial transurethral resection and the number of tumors (single or multiple) at presentation. With these 2 factors we divided the patient population into 3 groups with varying degress of prognosis. Different follow-up procedures are proposed for each of these 3 groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume142
Issue number2 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

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