Vol 6, No 6 (December 2017): Translational Andrology and Urology (Bladder Cancer: Genetics and Biomarker for Optimized Clinical Decision-making and Improved Outcomes)

Original Article

Impact of the Ki-67 labeling index and p53 expression status on disease-free survival in pT1 urothelial carcinoma of the bladder
Malte W. Vetterlein, Julia Roschinski, Philipp Gild, Phillip Marks, Armin Soave, Ousman Doh, Hendrik Isbarn, Wolfgang Höppner, Walter Wagner, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Maurizio Brausi, Franziska Büscheck, Guido Sauter, Margit Fisch, Michael Rink

Review Article

The contemporary role and impact of urine-based biomarkers in bladder cancer
Igor Duquesne, Lars Weisbach, Atiqullah Aziz, Luis A. Kluth, Evanguelos Xylinas, Young Academic Urologist Urothelial Carcinoma Group of the European Association of Urology
Opportunities of next-generation sequencing in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer outcome prediction
Karl H. Pang, Francesco Esperto, Aidan P. Noon, On behalf of the EAU Young Academic Urologists- Urothelial Cancer Working party
Peri-operative chemotherapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer: status-quo in 2017
Benjamin Pradère, Constance Thibault, Malte W. Vetterlein, Jeffrey J. Leow, Benoit Peyronnet, Morgan Rouprêt, Thomas Seisen
Different stages in drug development for muscle-invasive bladder cancer
Gallus Beatus Ineichen, Raphael Röthlisberger, Kevin Fabian Johner, Roland Seiler
Do we have biomarkers to predict response to neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and immunotherapy in bladder cancer?
Felix Wezel, Stefan Vallo, Florian Roghmann, On behalf of the “Young Academic Urologi Carcinoma Group of the European Association of Urology”
Genetic determinants for chemo- and radiotherapy resistance in bladder cancer
Andrea Mari, David D’Andrea, Mohammad Abufaraj, Beat Foerster, Shoji Kimura, Shahrokh F. Shariat
The current status and clinical value of circulating tumor cells and circulating cell-free tumor DNA in bladder cancer
Sabine Riethdorf, Armin Soave, Michael Rink
Current markers and their value in the era of immuno-oncology
Friedrich-Carl von Rundstedt, Andrea Necchi

Original Article

Describing the learning curve for bulbar urethroplasty
Marco Spilotros, Sachin Malde, Tamsin J. Greenwell
Predicting success after artificial urinary sphincter: which preoperative factors drive patient satisfaction postoperatively?
Nathan Chertack, Bradley C. Gill, Kenneth W. Angermeier, Drogo K. Montague, Hadley M. Wood
In vitro head-to-head comparison of the durability, versatility and efficacy of the NGage and novel Dakota stone retrieval baskets
Seth K. Bechis, Joel E. Abbott, Roger L. Sur
Frequency and severity of chronic scrotal pain in Canadian men presenting to urologists for infertility investigations
Aosama Aljumaily, Ellen Forbes, Hind Abdul Jaleel Al-Khazraji, Allan Gordon, Susan Lau, Keith Allen Jarvi
Multispecialty retrospective review of the clinical utility of pelvic magnetic resonance imaging in the setting of pelvic pain
John R. Moore, Ram A. Pathak, Caroline Snowden, Candice W. Bolan, Paul R. Young, Gregory A. Broderick
Degree of twisting and duration of symptoms are prognostic factors of testis salvage during episodes of testicular torsion
Adam S. Howe, Vinaya Vasudevan, Michael Kongnyuy, Kevin Rychik, Lisa A. Thomas, Maria Matuskova, Steven C. Friedman, Jordan S. Gitlin, Edward F. Reda, Lane S. Palmer
Inflatable penile prosthesis implant length with baseline characteristic correlations: preliminary analysis of the PROPPER study
Nelson Bennett, Gerard Henry, Edward Karpman, William Brant, LeRoy Jones, Mohit Khera, Tobias Kohler, Brian Christine, Eugene Rhee, Bryan Kansas, Anthony J. Bella

Case Report

Seminal vesicle schwannoma presenting as rectal pain: successful robotic-assisted excision
Molly A. Elmer-DeWitt, Bradley C. Gill, Raman Unnikrishnan, Andrew J. Stephenson


The focused issue “Bladder Cancer: Genetics and Biomarker for Optimized Clinical Decision-making and Improved Outcomes” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Andrology and Urology without any sponsorship or funding. Michael Rink served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.