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Organ Preservation Approaches in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Angelica Welch
Published: Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018

Amy N. Solan, MD

Amy N. Solan, MD
Selective bladder preservation has been suggested as a potential alternative to cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer who have a transitional cell carcinoma pathology. The goal is to improve long-term quality of life without compromising oncologic outcomes, according to Amy N. Solan, MD, a clinical instructor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Langone Heath.

The current standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is radical cystectomy with bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy, with the addition of neoadjuvant cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy.

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