Section 1: Patient Evaluation.- Screening.- Evaluation for Signs and Symptoms.- Cystoscopy Inc.- Using Urine Markers.- Risk Stratification.- Assessment/Management of Frailty.- Section 2: TURBT (Tumor Resection).- Indications.- Patient Preparation.- Surgical Technique.- Peri-operative Care.- Management of Common Complications.- Pathologist Assessment and Report.- Oncologic Monitoring.- Section 3: Adjvuant Intravesical Therapy.- Introduction: Choice of Therapy.- BCG.- Chemo.- Device Assisted.- Intravesical Salvage Therapy.- Section 4: Radical Cystectomy.- Indications.- Patient Preparation.- Surgical Technique.- Peri-operative Care.- Management of Common Complications.- Pathologist Assessment and Report.- Oncologic Monitoring.- Section 5: Urinary Diversion.- Incontinent.- Continent Cutaneous.- Orthotopic Neobladder.- Section 6: Peri-operative Chemotherapy.- Neoadjuvant.- Adjuvant.- Section 7: Trimodal Therapy (Radiation).- Indications.- Patient Preparation.- Concomitant Chemo.- External Beam Radiation.- Management of Recurrence.- Section 8: Systemic Therapy for Advanced Bladder Cancer.- Chemotherapy.- Immunotherapy.- Novel Therapies.- Section 9: Managing Variant Histology.- Squamous/Glandular Differentiation.- Micropapillary.- Sarcomatoid.- Small Cell/Neuroendocrine.- Other.- Squamous.- Adenocarcinoma.- Section 10: Clinical Trials in Bladder Cancer: Practical Pearls.- Bladder Cancer Disease States.- NMIBC.- Metastatic.
This book provides a practical, comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of bladder cancer. A valuable resource for anyone with an interest in urothelial tumors, this text brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts who have distilled their vast years of experience and knowledge into a concise, easy to digest format. Topics covered range from importance of a pattern recognition in diagnosis and pathologic evaluation to 'how I do it' tips on patient selection for appropriate therapies such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, surgery and radiation. Bridging the gap between a traditional textbook and hands-on experience, this book provides a practical guide to managing day-to-day issues and challenges and brings an algorithmic approach to avoid common pitfalls.
Bladder Cancer: A Practical Guide provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field of bladder cancer treatment, guiding patient management and stimulating investigative efforts.
Ashish M. KamatDepartment of Urology UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TXUSA
Peter C. Black. Department of Urologic Sciences
University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada