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Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 4, Issue 4 of Bladder Cancer (BLC). The full contents are freely available online and can be browsed in full below.

This issue hosts an outstanding selection of articles, including a review covering urinary biomarkers, a report on the recent Albert Institute Bladder Cancer Care and Research Symposium and, from the editors of the regular journal sections, there are new Challenging Case, Clinical Trials Corner, and Paper Alert contributions.

A special supplement was also recently published to honor Edward M. Messing, MD, FACS. This was presented at the University of Rochester on the occasion of a celebration to recognize his 35 years of accomplishments. More details below, and outlined in the recent press release.


Call for Papers

As a member of our research community, we would like to invite you to contribute your own research articles to Bladder Cancer, which offers contributing authors many benefits:

• First class Editorial Board
• Rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing
• Rapid online publication (pre-press) on acceptance
• Articles are currently published Open Access with no article processing fee

Submit your manuscript online via msTracker
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We look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,


Seth P. Lerner, MD
Scott Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA


All articles are freely available to all readers

Urinary Biomarkers in the Evaluation of Primary Hematuria: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Sathianathen, Niranjan J. | Butaney, Mohit | Weight, Christopher J. | Kumar, Raj | Konety, Badrinath R.

Intravesical Radiofrequency-Induced Chemohyperthermia for Carcinoma in Situ of the Urinary Bladder: A Retrospective Multicentre Study
van Valenberg, F. Johannes P. | Kajtazovic, Amir | Canepa, Giorgio | Lüdecke, Gerson | Kilb, Jill-Isabel | Aben, Katja K. H. | Nativ, Ofer | Madaan, Sanjeev | Ayres, Benjamin | Issa, Rami | Witjes, J. Alfred

Early Complications and Mortality following Radical Cystectomy: Associations with Malnutrition and Obesity
Arora, Karan | Hanson, Kristine T. | Habermann, Elizabeth B. | Tollefson, Matthew K. | Psutka, Sarah P.

Evaluation of Intraoperative Versus Postoperative Adjuvant Mitomycin C with Nephroureterectomy for Urothelial Carcinoma of the Upper Urinary Tract
Noennig, B. | Bozorgmehri, S. | Terry, R. | Otto, B. | Su, L.-M. | Crispen, P.L.

Hyperthermic Intravesical Chemotherapy for BCG Unresponsive Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients
de Jong, Joep J. | Hendricksen, Kees | Rosier, Marloes | Mostafid, Hugh | Boormans, Joost L.

Increased Surgical Complications in Smokers Undergoing Radical Cystectomy
Sathianathen, Niranjan J. | Weight, Christopher J. | Jarosek, Stephanie L. | Konety, Badrinath R.

Changes in Lean Muscle Mass Associated with Neoadjuvant Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Patients with Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Rimar, Kalen J. | Glaser, Alexander P. | Kundu, Shilajit | Schaeffer, Edward M. | Meeks, Joshua | Psutka, Sarah P.

Venous Thromboembolism and Peri-Operative Chemotherapy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Population-based Study
Brennan, Kelly | Karim, Safiya | Doiron, R. Christopher | Siemens, D. Robert | Booth, Christopher M.

Immunology, Immunotherapy, and Translating Basic Science into the Clinic for Bladder Cancer
Ingersoll, M.A. | Li, X. | Inman, B.A. | Greiner, J.W. | Black, P.C. | Adam, R.M.

New Horizons in Bladder Cancer Research: Report of the 15th Meeting of the International Bladder Cancer Network
Black, Peter C. | Goebell, Peter J. | Kamat, Ashish M. | Nawroth, Roman | Schmitz-Dräger, Bernd J.

Challenging Cases in Urothelial Cancer
Soloway, Mark S.

Clinical Trials Corner
Agarwal, Piyush K. | Sternberg, Cora N.

Paper Alert: Perioperative Blood Transfusions and Bladder Cancer Outcomes
Messing, Edward M.


Festschrift in Honor of Edward M. Messing, MD, FACS

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Published as Volume 4, Supplement 1 / 2018

Leading researchers and clinicians from across the globe gathered in Rochester, NY, USA on October 18–19 to recognize the career of Edward Messing, MD, FACS, and his 35 years of accomplishments in improving care for individuals with bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancer.

The Festschrift honoring Messing, a professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Urology and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, was the subject of a special supplement of the journal Bladder Cancer, which was presented at the event. The press release that was issued by URMC is available to read on the BLC website here.


Most Viewed BLC Articles, July–September 2018

Considering only papers published since 2017 so you can read the most popular recent content

Antibody-Drug Conjugates in Bladder Cancer (Review Article in Vol.4, Iss.3, 2018)
Vlachostergios, Panagiotis J. | Jakubowski, Christopher D. | Niaz, Muhammad J. | Lee, Aileen | Thomas, Charlene | Hackett, Amy L. | Patel, Priyanka | Rashid, Naureen | Tagawa, Scott T.

A Gene Expression Signature Predicts Bladder Cancer Cell Line Sensitivity to EGFR Inhibition (Research Article in Vol.4, Iss.3, 2018)
Goodspeed, Andrew | Jean, Annie | Theodorescu, Dan | Costello, James C.

Systematic Review: Characteristics and Preclinical Uses of Bladder Cancer Cell Lines (Research Article in Vol.4, Iss.2, 2018)
Zuiverloon, Tahlita C.M. | de Jong, Florus C. | Costello, James C. | Theodorescu, Dan

Liquid Biopsy-Analysis of Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) in Bladder Cancer (Review Article in Vol.4, Iss.1, 2018)
Todenhöfer, Tilman | Struss, Werner J. | Seiler, Roland | Wyatt, Alexander William | Black, Peter C.

Systematic Review: An Update on the Spectrum of Urological Malignancies in Lynch Syndrome (Research Article in Vol.4, Iss.3, 2018)
Huang, Dora | Matin, Surena F. | Lawrentschuk, Nathan | Roupret, Morgan



Upcoming Webinar | December 10, 2018 | Register Now

BCAN is proud to offer patient insight webinars, bringing nationally recognized bladder cancer experts directly to patients and families to address important topics related to bladder cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and quality of life. The next webinar, on December 10 at 7.00pm (Eastern Time), is entitled Surveillance and Recurrence. Many non-muscle invasive bladder cancer patients experience a recurrence of their disease at some point, making accurate monitoring, or surveillance, an important part of their treatment and follow-up plan. In this webinar, experts will be available to explain and discuss this topic.

Visit the BCAN website for more information and details about how to register for the webinar.


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