About this Research Topic
This article collection aims to report on (but is not limited to) the latest molecular and clinical epidemiological studies with a specific focus on the following research areas with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes:
- Optimization of diagnostic pathways
- Elimination of uncertainty during surveillance following radical therapy
Studies focused on the above themes could aim to answer questions such as the below:
- Could molecular/genomic profiling of bladder cancer help select and stratify patients for treatments?
- Which prognostic biomarkers are useful in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive and muscle-invasive bladder cancer to select effective radical treatment?
- Can new urinary and/or serum-based biomarkers improve the diagnosis of bladder cancer? Or the detection of metastatic disease or recurrence?
- What is the optimal strategy of surveillance for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive and muscle-invasive bladder cancer?
- Will the emerging role of multi-parametric MRI in the local staging of bladder cancer aid pathway re-design in initial diagnosis and staging of bladder cancer?
Original research and reviews focused on molecular or clinical epidemiology of bladder cancer (any subtype) in the context of diagnostics, personalized treatment or surveillance are welcome.
Keywords: Bladder cancer, diagnostics, personalization, surveillance, prognostic
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