Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer.

Published on Jun 1, 2021in Clinical Oncology3.113
· DOI :10.1016/J.CLON.2021.03.020
Brian C. Baumann16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania),
Mohamed S. Zaghloul18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 1 AuthorsVedang Murthy26
Estimated H-index: 26
Abstract Local-regional failure for patients with ≥pT3 urothelial carcinoma after radical cystectomy is a significant clinical challenge. Prospective randomised trials have failed to show that chemotherapy reduces the risk of local-regional recurrences. Salvage treatment for local failures is difficult and often unsuccessful. There is promising evidence, particularly from a recent Egyptian National Cancer Institute trial, that radiation therapy plus chemotherapy can significantly reduce local recurrences compared with chemotherapy alone, and that this improvement in local-regional control may translate to meaningful improvements in disease-free and overall survival with acceptable toxicity. In light of the high rates of local failure following cystectomy for locally advanced disease and the progress that has been made in identifying patients at high risk of failure and the patterns of failure in the pelvis, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines were revised to include postoperative radiotherapy as an option to consider for patients with ≥pT3 disease. Here we review the problem of local-regional failure after cystectomy, identify patients who would probably benefit from adjuvant radiotherapy, review the patterns of pelvic failure after cystectomy, discuss technical details of radiation treatment and review the modern literature on this topic. Adjuvant radiotherapy should be considered as a treatment option for patients with locally advanced disease, especially those with positive margins or squamous cell carcinoma.
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#1Vedang Murthy (HBNI: Homi Bhabha National Institute)H-Index: 26
Last. Rahul Krishnatry (HBNI: Homi Bhabha National Institute)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Purpose We report the patterns of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), and propose a risk stratification to predict LRR for optimizing the indication for adjuvant radiotherapy. Materials and Methods The study included patients of urothelial MIBC who underwent radical cystectomy with standard perioperative chemotherapy between 2013 and 2019. Recurrences were classified into local and/or cystectomy bed, regional, systemic, or mixed. For risk stratificati...
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