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Challenges in diagnostic and management of non-urothelial bladder cancers

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021

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  • Guest Editor

    Cristian MirvaldE-MailWebsite

    MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Consultant in Urology, Center of Urologic Surgery and Renal Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Romania

    Interests: Uro-oncology, Endo-urology and Robotic Surgery, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, renal cancer

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Urinary bladder cancer (BC) is worldwide the 7th most common cancer in men with an incidence reported in the European Union of ~100,000 new cases per year. While the majority of tumors develop from the urothelium, up to 25% of cases present a non-urothelial variant histology. Since the introduction in 2016 of the novel WHO classification of bladder cancers, significant efforts have been made in order to standardize the management of these histological variants. However, limited data on the treatment of non-urothelial BCs is currently available, since the majority of studies are retrospective, with a limited number of patients included. Most management pathways recommended, which include radical cystectomy and chemotherapy, are derived from the treatment of pure urothelial bladder cancer. However, this strategy can be only partially extrapolated since some variants such as neuroendocrine or squamous cell carcinomas respond poorly to chemotherapy. Moreover, variant histology BC often presents in an advanced stage of disease, which further complicates treatment decisions.

This special issue aims to provide an overview of the diagnostic, therapeutic options and prognostic significance of rare histological variants of bladder cancer.

Dr. Cristian Mirvald

Guest Editor


bladder cancer; rare histology; urachal cancer; adenocarcinoma; neuroendocrine carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; radical cystectomy; chemotherapy

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