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Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma


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Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Chemo More Effective Than RNU Alone in UTUC

As current guidelines only include a weak recommendation to offer perioperative chemotherapy to patients with muscle-invasive upper tract urothelial carcinoma, a new meta-analysis including evidence up to February 2020 provides potentially useful information.
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EAU Issues Updated UTUC Guidelines

The 2020 update highlights the importance of accurate diagnosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, risk stratification, close follow-up of patients receiving kidney-sparing management, and other key aspects of care.
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Data Support URS Biopsies for Diagnosing UTUC

The grade-to-grade match between URS biopsy and final pathology was 66% for low-grade and 97% for high-grade tumors , according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis.
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UTUC Incidence Rising in The Netherlands

A study of 13,438 patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma in The Netherlands found that the incidence of the cancer increased significantly from 1993 to 2017, with no improvement in survival except for those with metastatic disease.
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