Carcinoma of the Bladder: Innovations in Management

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Concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of carcinoma of the bladder, rather than the entire field of genitourinary oncology, this book discusses in depth all the important advances in molecular genetics of relevance to clinical practice. Progress in both imaging and non-imaging modalities from recent clinical trials is well documented and critically evaluated in a manner that will prove invaluable for practising urooncologists. Furthermore, the management of patients with superficial, muscle-invasive, and ...
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Overview

Concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of carcinoma of the bladder, rather than the entire field of genitourinary oncology, this book discusses in depth all the important advances in molecular genetics of relevance to clinical practice. Progress in both imaging and non-imaging modalities from recent clinical trials is well documented and critically evaluated in a manner that will prove invaluable for practising urooncologists. Furthermore, the management of patients with superficial, muscle-invasive, and advanced disease is discussed, and new treatment results presented. Numerous illustrations and tables serve to assist in understanding the data presented.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Sam Chang
This book attempts to summarize recent work on bladder carcinoma with specific emphasis on standard as well as newer treatment options. With numerous concise and well-outlined chapters, this work reviews many aspects of bladder carcinoma and includes examination of molecular genetics, imaging modalities, prognostic factors, pathology, and staging. The majority of the book, however, focuses on research involving treatment modalities which may prove more effective than current regimens. This book examines bladder sparing regimens, radiotherapy, chemotherapy regimens, combined radiochemotherapy regimens and other multidisciplinary regimens, hyperthermia, and surgical techniques. Providing clinically relevant information to those who treat patients with bladder cancer, this edition uses an outline style for each chapter, which includes helpful introduction and conclusion sections that prove to be accurate and concise summaries. The editors use black-and-white figures and tables to elucidate certain points, and color photographs of surgical techniques clearly demonstrate necessary maneuvers for the described operations. The editors have asked both European and U.S. experts in the field to author chapters, although the majority of chapters from U.S. authors do come from a single institution, the University of Southern California. As with all works which attempt to synthesize a broad topic into a single, short reference, the breadth of each chapter is lacking at times, but there are numerous current and pertinent references and most important points are well covered. This succinct, well-referenced book provides an excellent overview of more recent findings and research involving theetiology, diagnosis, and management of bladder cancer and would be useful for the clinician treating patients with bladder carcinoma.
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Reviewer: Sam Chang, MD (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)
Description: This book attempts to summarize recent work on bladder carcinoma with specific emphasis on standard as well as newer treatment options.
Purpose: With numerous concise and well-outlined chapters, this work reviews many aspects of bladder carcinoma and includes examination of molecular genetics, imaging modalities, prognostic factors, pathology, and staging. The majority of the book, however, focuses on research involving treatment modalities which may prove more effective than current regimens. This book examines bladder sparing regimens, radiotherapy, chemotherapy regimens, combined radiochemotherapy regimens and other multidisciplinary regimens, hyperthermia, and surgical techniques.
Audience: Providing clinically relevant information to those who treat patients with bladder cancer, this edition uses an outline style for each chapter, which includes helpful introduction and conclusion sections that prove to be accurate and concise summaries.
Features: The editors use black-and-white figures and tables to elucidate certain points, and color photographs of surgical techniques clearly demonstrate necessary maneuvers for the described operations. The editors have asked both European and U.S. experts in the field to author chapters, although the majority of chapters from U.S. authors do come from a single institution, the University of Southern California. As with all works which attempt to synthesize a broad topic into a single, short reference, the breadth of each chapter is lacking at times, but there are numerous current and pertinent references and most important points are well covered.
Assessment: This succinct, well-referenced book provides an excellent overview of more recent findings and research involving the etiology, diagnosis, and management of bladder cancer and would be useful for the clinician treating patients with bladder carcinoma.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642643231
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Medical Radiology / Radiation Oncology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 325

Table of Contents

1 Epidemiology of Bladder Cancer.- 2 Natural History of Bladder Carcinoma.- 3 Prognostic Factors in Bladder Cancer: Emphasis on Immunohistochemical Analysis.- 4 Molecular Genetics in Carcinoma of the Bladder.- 5 Pathology of Bladder Cancer.- 6 Imaging Modalities in the Diagnosis and Staging of Carcinoma of the Bladder.- 7 Contemporary Nonimaging Methods in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Carcinoma of the Bladder.- 8 Staging of Bladder Cancer.- 9 Photodynamic Therapy of Bladder Cancer.- 10 Fluorescence Detection of Bladder Cancer.- 11 Treatment of Ta, T1 Bladder Tumors: Recent Results of the EORTC-GU Group.- 12 Surgical Treatment of Carcinoma of the Bladder: The USC Experience.- 13 Prophylactic Urethrectomy: When and How?.- 14 Orthotopic Reconstruction Following Radical Cystectomy: The USC Experience.- 15 Complications of Radical Cystectomy.- 16 Long-term Results of Brachytherapy with Iridium-192 Implants.- 17 Bladder-Conserving Therapy for Invasive Bladder Cancer Using Transurethral Surgery, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy with Patient Selection by Initial Treatment Response.- 18 Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Transurethral Resection and Radiochemotherapy as an Organ-Sparing Treatment Option.- 19 External Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Muscle-Invasive Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder.- 20 Chemotherapy Before Definitive Treatment for Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer.- 21 Continuous Infusion Chemotherapy and Irradiation in the Treatment of Advanced Bladder Carcinoma.- 22 Postoperative Chemotherapy for Bladder Carcinoma.- 23 Management of Patients with Pelvic Recurrence Following Radical Cystectomy.- 24 Management of Patients with Failure Following Definitive Radiotherapy.- 25 Treatment-Related Complications for Bladder Carcinoma: Radical Surgery Versus Bladder-Preserving Techniques.- 26 Special Considerations in the Management of Carcinoma in the Neurogenic Bladder.- 27 Hyperthermia in Bladder Cancer.- 28 Management of Patients with Metastatic Carcinoma of the Blader.- 29 National Differences in the Management of Bladder Cancer.- List of Contributors.
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