Renal & Urology News features the updated AUA/SUO Guidelines for Bladder Cancer including interviews with clinical experts

New recommendations promise to enable clinicians to provide more individualized patient care.

The updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) make 38 recommendations regarding diagnosis, risk stratification, surgical intervention, and intravesical therapy.

“Urologists could do a better job diagnosing and staging of tumors, which is important for charting the management course”, Dr. Steinberg said. “Enhanced detection with cystoscopy, notably blue light cystoscopy — which is mentioned for the first time in the bladder cancer guidelines — is a key element in the patient workup”, he said.

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