Do not learn a technique, learn the biology underlying the disease: Techniques evolve, biology prevails Journal Article


Authors: Moschini, M.; Shariat, S. F.; Black, P.; Kamat, A. M.; Stabile, A.; Cathelineau, X.; Kassouf, W.; Bochner, B. H.; Xylinas, E.; Roupret, M.; Boorjian, S. A.; Catto, J. W.; Sanchez-Salas, R.
Article Title: Do not learn a technique, learn the biology underlying the disease: Techniques evolve, biology prevails
Abstract: The evidence available suggests that open and robot-assisted radical cystectomy lead to similar outcomes in bladder cancer. True advances will come from a better understanding of the biology of the disease, and a comprehensive, multimodal approach that aims to improve patient survival and quality of life is more critical than the surgical technique. © 2019 European Association of Urology
Keywords: treatment outcome; cancer recurrence; antineoplastic agent; progression free survival; quality of life; editorial; bladder cancer; postoperative complication; length of stay; cystectomy; blood transfusion; neoadjuvant chemotherapy; comparative effectiveness; open surgery; human; priority journal; robot assisted surgery
Journal Title: European Urology
Volume: 77
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0302-2838
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2020-01-01
Start Page: 1
End Page: 2
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.08.021
PUBMED: 31506227
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Editorial -- Source: Scopus
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