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A review of the 2014 English Language publications pertinent to the treatment of invasive bladder cancer by radiotherapy

Eapen, Libni

Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care: September 2015 - Volume 9 - Issue 3 - p 245–248
doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000151
RENAL AND UROLOGICAL PROBLEMS: Edited by Fred Saad
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Purpose of review This is a review of select 2014 English language publications in the domain of bladder conserving treatment for patients with localized invasive urothelial vesical cancer.

Recent findings The intention is to summarize the avenues of research being pursued to improve the success of this management strategy.

Summary Directions being investigated are enhancement to bladder tumor control, amelioration of treatment toxicity, and individualization of treatment. Although the results reported are clearly beneficial, what is of more value is the appreciation of the multipronged direction of the research being undertaken to firmly ensconce this organ preserving strategy within the clinical armamentarium that urooncologists can bring to bear in caring for the individual patient diagnosed with bladder cancer.

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Radiation Medicine Program, Radiation Oncology, University of Ottawa

Correspondence to Libni Eapen, 1967 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 7W9, Canada. E-mail: LEapen@toh.on.ca

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