Guideline of Guidelines - Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) represents the vast majority of bladder cancer diagnoses, however this definition represents a spectrum of disease with a variable clinical course notable for significant risk of recurrence and potential for progression. Management involves risk-adapted strategies of cystoscopic surveillance and intravesical therapy with a goal of bladder preservation when safe to do so. Multiple organizational guidelines exist to help practitioners manage this complicated disease process, however adherence to management principles amongt practicing urologists is reportedly low. We review four major organizational guidelines on NMIBC: American Urological Association (AUA) / Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), European Association of Urology (EAU), National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

BJU international. 2017 Jan 06 [Epub ahead of print]

Solomon L Woldu, Aditya Bagrodia, Yair Lotan

Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.