Droller, MD and a panel of experienced clinicians bring
their strong background
in clinical research to bear on the assessment and
management of bladder
cancer. Their comprehensive discussion summarizes the
diagnosis and treatment, based on the latest
understanding of bladder
cancer’s epidemiology, carcinogenesis, and tumor
markers. Topics of
particular interest include the role of genetics and
molecular biology in
evaluating bladder cancer clinically, the evaluation of
the results of systemic
treatment in advanced disease, the current status of
tumor markers in bladder
cancer, and the means for further study in their
applicability. Insightful and
evidenced-based, Bladder Cancer: Current Diagnosis and
active clinicians and clinical investigators with not
only a critical survey of
the rapidly expanding research in the area, but also a
tutorial on today’s optimal assessment and
treatment of bladder cancer.
Epidemiologic Aspects of Bladder Cancer, Gunnar
Steineck. Biology and Molecular
Aspects of Development and Progress of Bladder Cancer,
Dan Theodorescu and
William A. See. Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer, Ichabod
Jung, Edward M. Messing
and Yves Fradet. Diagnostic Imaging in Urothelial
Cancer,Lynn Ladetsky, Harold
Mitty and Rosaleen B. Parsons. Urinary Cytology and Its
Role in Diagnosis and
Monitoring in Urothelial Carcinoma, Hans Wijkström,
William C. Baker,
Arline D. Deitch and Ralph W. deVere White. The Use of
Tumor Markers in Bladder
Cancer and Current Concepts on Clinical Applicability,
H. Barton Grossman.
Pathologic Assessment of Bladder Cancer and Pitfalls In
Busch, Debra Hawes, Sonny L. Johansson and Richard J.
Cote. Use of Intravesical
Chemotherapy in Treatment of Superficial Bladder Cancer,
Vincent G. Bird, Mark
S. Soloway and Per-Uno Malmström. Use of
Intravesical BCG in Treatment of
Superficial Bladder Cancer, Michael A. O’Donnell.
Radical Cystectomy and
Pelvic Lymphadenectomy in the Treatment of Infiltrative
Bladder Cancer, John P.
Stein, Donald G. Skinner and James E. Montie.
Considerations in the Use of
Neoadjuvant and Adjunctive Systemic Chemotherapy in
Treatment of Invasive
Bladder Cancer by Cystectomy, Seth P. Lerner and Derek
Clinical Situations for the Role of Radiation in the
Treatment of Bladder
Cancer, Mary K. Gospodarowicz, M.F. Milosevic, P. Warde
and Arthur Porter.
Current Concepts for Urinary Diversion in Men, Courtney
M.P. Hollowell, Gary D.
Steinberg and Randall G. Rowland. Current Concepts of
Urinary Diversion in
Women, Arnulf Stenzl and Georg Bartsch. Current
Prospects for the Use of
Molecular Markers in Treatment of Bladder Cancer by
Bladder-Conserving Approaches, Guido Dalbagni, Carlos
Cordon-Cardo and Joel
Sheinfeld. New Possibilities in Systemic Treatment for
Cancer, Randall F. Millikan and Simon Hall. Statistical
Consideration in the
Phase 2 Evaluation of New Therapy. Randall F. Millikan
and Peter F. Thal.