Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions

Posted On 2020-06-11 01:30:23

This focused edition on “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions” will explore a breadth of topics surround UTUC, to bring into focus up-to-date discussions. Highlighted topics include epidemiology, risk stratification and the challenges of diagnosis; outcomes of organ-sparing surgery, tips and tricks, and future directions; outcomes of radical surgery including complications, the role of lymph node dissection, the role of perioperative chemotherapy, management of the bladder cuff, and bladder recurrence following UTUC.

We thank the authors for the remarkable time and effort put forth, which made this special series possible. We are privileged for their contribution, and hope that the totality of their work will make a meaningful contribution to your practice.

An editorial comment for the special series “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions”
John J. Knoedler, Jay D. Raman

Original article
Comparison of the Comprehensive Complication Index and Clavien-Dindo systems in predicting perioperative outcomes following radical nephroureterectomy
Scott Geiger, Neil Kocher, Dan Illinsky, Evanguelos Xylinas, Peter Chang, Lauren Dewey, Andrew A. Wagner, Firas Petros, Surena F. Matin, Conrad Tobert, Chad Tracy, Pierre-Marie Patard, Mathieu Roumiguie, Leonardo Lima Monteiro, Wassim Kassouf, Jay D. Raman

Incidence and preoperative predictors for major complications following radical nephroureterectomy
Neil J. Kocher, David Canes, Karim Bensalah, Morgan Roupret, Costas Lallas, Vitaly Margulis, Shahrokh Shariat, Pierre Colin, Surena Matin, Chad Tracy, Evanguelos Xylinas, Andrew Wagner, Mathieu Roumiguie, Wassim Kassouf, Tobias Klatte, Jay D. Raman

Review Article
Epidemiology, clinical presentation, and evaluation of upper-tract urothelial carcinoma
Firas G. Petros

Risk stratification for upper tract urinary carcinoma
Daniel Benamran, Thomas Seisen, Elias Naoum, Christophe Vaessen, Jérome Parra, Pierre Mozer, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Morgan Rouprêt

Ureteroscopic biopsy of upper tract urothelial carcinoma and role of urinary biomarkers
Katherine E. Smentkowski, Demetrius H. Bagley, Scott G. Hubosky

Endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma—tips and tricks
Asaf Shvero, Dorit E. Zilberman, Zohar A. Dotan, Maneham Laufer, Eddie Fridman, Harry Winkler, Nir Kleinmann

Outcomes of endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma
John J. Knoedler

Future strategies to enhance kidney preservation in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
Meredith Metcalf, Phillip M. Pierorazio

Oncologic outcomes of radical nephroureterectomy (RNU)
Alexander P. Kenigsberg, Xiaosong Meng, Rashed Ghandour, Vitaly Margulis

Perioperative complications and adverse sequelae of radical nephroureterectomy
Alison Levy, David Canes

The role of lymphadenectomy at the time of radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma
Michael E. Goltzman, Augustyna Gogoj, Benjamin T. Ristau

Controversies in management of the bladder cuff at nephroureterectomy
Avery E. Braun, Abhishek Srivastava, Fenizia Maffucci, Alexander Kutikov

Perioperative chemotherapy in the management of high risk upper tract urothelial cancers
Matthew G. Kaag

Bladder tumor recurrence after urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract
Peter E. Lonergan, Sima P. Porten

The series “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Andrology and Urology without any sponsorship or funding. John J. Knoedler and Jay D. Raman served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.