A clinical review of small-cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder - Abstract

Small-cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a rare and aggressive type of bladder cancer that has a poor prognosis.

The incidence has been gradually increasing because of the aging population. Owing to its rarity there are no available treatment guidelines. Several retrospective studies and 1 prospective study have provided some insight into therapy for this disease. A multimodal approach that includes chemotherapy, local radiation therapy, and definitive surgery in resectable cases appears to be an optimal management approach.

Written by:
Thota S, Kistangari G, Daw H, Spiro T.   Are you the author?
Department of Internal Medicine, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, Cleveland, OH.

Reference: Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2012 Dec 21. pii: S1558-7673(12)00235-2.
doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2012.11.002

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23266053

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