Recommendations for the improvement of bladder cancer quality of care in Canada: A consensus document reviewed and endorsed by Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC), Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG), and Canadian Urological Association (CUA), December 2015

  • Wassim Kassouf
  • Armen Aprikian
  • Peter Black
  • Girish Kulkarni
  • Jonathan Izawa
  • Libni Eapen
  • Adrian Fairey
  • Alan So
  • Scott North
  • Ricardo Rendon
  • Srikala S. Sridhar
  • Tarik Alam
  • Fadi Brimo
  • Normand Blais
  • Chris Booth
  • Joseph Chin
  • Peter Chung
  • Darrel Drachenberg
  • Yves Fradet
  • Michael Jewett
  • Ron Moore
  • Chris Morash
  • Bobby Shayegan
  • Geoffrey Gotto
  • Neil Fleshner
  • Fred Saad
  • D. Robert Siemens

Abstract

This initiative was undertaken in response to concerns regarding the variation in management and in outcomes of patients with bladder cancer throughout centres and geographical areas in Canada. Population-based data have also revealed that real-life survival is lower than expected based on data from clinical trials and/or academic centres. To address these perceived shortcomings and attempt to streamline and unify treatment approaches to bladder cancer in Canada, a multidisciplinary panel of expert clinicians was convened last fall for a two-day working group consensus meeting. The panelists included urologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, patient representatives, a genitourinary pathologist, and an enterostomal therapy nurse. The following recommendations and summaries of supporting evidence represent the results of the presentations, debates, and discussions. Methodology
Published
2016-02-16
How to Cite
Kassouf, W., Aprikian, A., Black, P., Kulkarni, G., Izawa, J., Eapen, L., Fairey, A., So, A., North, S., Rendon, R., Sridhar, S. S., Alam, T., Brimo, F., Blais, N., Booth, C., Chin, J., Chung, P., Drachenberg, D., Fradet, Y., Jewett, M., Moore, R., Morash, C., Shayegan, B., Gotto, G., Fleshner, N., Saad, F., & Siemens, D. R. (2016). Recommendations for the improvement of bladder cancer quality of care in Canada: A consensus document reviewed and endorsed by Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC), Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG), and Canadian Urological Association (CUA), December 2015. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 10(1-2), E46-80. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3583
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