A comprehensive reference, drawing on the expertise of international leaders in the field, this text covers everything from epidemiology, pathology, and diagnosis to the treatment of both superficial and invasive bladder cancers . The book contains over 300 to quality illustrations.
EPIDEMIOLOGY.Clinical Overview. Occupational Risk Factors. Familial Bladder Cancer. Genetic susceptibility to Bladder Cancer. PATHOLOGY. Transitional Cell Carcinoma. Stage and Grade Systems Conventional Grading and Staging of Bladder Cancer. Other Histology / Unusual Variants MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. Gene Discovery. Cell Cycle Alterations. Cytogenetics/CG Arrays. Gene Microarrays. Biomarkers of Invasion and Metastases. Animal Models - Rodent. Animal Models - Large Animals DIAGNOSIS. Cystoscopy. Florescence |Endoscopy. Imaging in the Assessment of Urinary Bladder Carcinoma. Cytology and DNA Ploidy. Voided Urine Markers. Staging. Natural History of the Upper Urinary Tract. Early Detection. Risk Stratification of Ta, Tis, T1 Cancer. Pitfalls in Staging of Ta, Tis, T1 Cancer TREATMENT. Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors. Laser Ablation