This special series of reviews on the important surgical procedures for urological cancers, each aiming to describe the surgical principles and summarise the literature on outcomes and complications. For newer and developing procedures such as robotic partial nephrectomy and penile-sparing surgery, these reviews should enable additional uptake and dissemination. Conversely, for well-established procedures such as bladder tumour resection and pelvic lymphadenectomy, they will serve the purpose of reinforcing good surgical technique and appropriate patient selection. I hope the end result will be further improvement in the surgical management of urological cancers.
Transrectal ultrasound biopsy of the prostate: does it still have a role in prostate cancer diagnosis?
Nephron-sparing surgery for the management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma: an outline of surgical technique and review of outcomes
The focused issue “Surgery for Urologic Cancers” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Andrology and Urology without any sponsorship or funding. Shomik Sengupta is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.