The European Association of Urology guidelines recommend restaging transurethral resection of bladder tumours (reTURB) 2-6 weeks after primary TURB. However, in clinical practice some patients undergo a second TURB procedure after Bacillus Calmette-Guérin immunotherapy (BCG)induction. To date, there are no studies comparing post-BCG reTURB with the classic pre-BCG approach. The aim of this study was to assess whether the performance of reTURB after BCG induction in T1HG bladder cancer is related to potential oncological benefits.

Restaging Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumours after BCG Immunotherapy Induction in Patients with T1 Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Might not Be Associated with Oncologic Benefit

Zamboni, Stefania;Simeone, Claudio;Marconi, Maria Cristina;
2020-01-01

Abstract

The European Association of Urology guidelines recommend restaging transurethral resection of bladder tumours (reTURB) 2-6 weeks after primary TURB. However, in clinical practice some patients undergo a second TURB procedure after Bacillus Calmette-Guérin immunotherapy (BCG)induction. To date, there are no studies comparing post-BCG reTURB with the classic pre-BCG approach. The aim of this study was to assess whether the performance of reTURB after BCG induction in T1HG bladder cancer is related to potential oncological benefits.
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