Radical Cystectomy and Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Bladder Cancer in the Elderly: A Population-based Study

Michael J. Leveridge, D. Robert Siemens, William J. Mackillop, Yingwei Peng, Ian F. Tannock, David M. Berman, Christopher M. Booth

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Abstract

Objective To assess radical cystectomy (RC) outcomes and adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) use in the elderly in routine practice. Bladder cancer occurs most commonly in the elderly. RC, standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer, presents challenges in older patients. Suboptimal evidence guides ACT use. Methods All patients undergoing RC for urothelial cancer in Ontario from 1994 to 2008 were identified using the Ontario Cancer Registry. Pathology reports and treatment records were linked to the database. Patients were age stratified as

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-798
Number of pages8
JournalUrology
Volume85
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Leveridge, M. J., Siemens, D. R., Mackillop, W. J., Peng, Y., Tannock, I. F., Berman, D. M., & Booth, C. M. (2015). Radical Cystectomy and Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Bladder Cancer in the Elderly: A Population-based Study. Urology, 85(4), 791-798. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2014.12.027