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The importance of surgeon characteristics on impacting oncologic outcomes for patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

Authors
  • Bhindi, Bimal1
  • Yu, Julie2
  • Kuk, Cynthia3
  • Sridhar, Srikala S4
  • Hamilton, Robert J5
  • Finelli, Antonio5
  • Jewett, Michael A S5
  • Evans, Andrew6
  • Fleshner, Neil E5
  • Zlotta, Alexandre R7
  • Kulkarni, Girish S8
  • 1 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Canada)
  • 2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 3 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 4 Department of Medical Oncology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 5 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 6 Department of Pathology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 7 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 8 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of urology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
192
Issue
3
Pages
714–719
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.02.093
PMID: 24594406
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

While radical cystectomy volume, experience and uro-oncology fellowship are all likely important, we found that subspecialized focus in bladder cancer was independently associated with improved long-term oncologic outcomes. Our data support disease site differentiation among uro-oncologists at large institutions.

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