Article Abstract

What can the National Cancer Database tell us about disparities in advanced bladder cancer outcomes?

Authors: Shreyas S. Joshi, Elizabeth R. Handorf, Marc C. Smaldone, Daniel M. Geynisman


Advanced bladder cancer is largely a lethal disease that has demonstrated little improvement in survival trends over the past 50 years. Five-year survival for advanced bladder cancer has remained at about 8% since 1973; though, as in most diseases, survival outcomes are not evenly distributed among different sociodemographic groups (1).