Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD
There are now interdisciplinary guidelines for the treatment of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, following a collaboration with the American Urological Association (AUA) and other prominent groups, such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO).
, Rosenberg, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discussed the guidelines and their significance for the treatment of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
OncLive: Can you discuss these guidelines for bladder cancer and their significance?
Traditionally, muscle-invasive bladder cancer has been managed purely by urologists in the United States with radical cystectomy being the only treatment often offered. However, there have been several large, randomized trials that show a benefit with cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to cystectomy.
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