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Bladder cancer

Restaging TUR reduces recurrence and progression risk

Transurethral resection (TUR) is widely used to manage early-stage bladder cancer. A recent study has confirmed that a second, or restaging, TUR is associated with a lower risk of progression and cancer-related death. Restaging TUR is therefore recommended as a standard of care in patients with stage T1 bladder cancer.

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Figure 1: Recurrence-free survival.


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Dalbagni, G. Restaging TUR reduces recurrence and progression risk. Nat Rev Urol 7, 649–650 (2010).

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