The CABEM Initiative: Saving Patients With Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer
Muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is an aggressive disease with a complex treatment. In Brazil, as in most developing countries, data are scarce, but mortality seems exceedingly high. We have created a centralized program involving a multidisciplinary clinic in a region comprising 7 municipalities. Helping patients with adequate performance status get the right treatment helped to reduce 90-day mortality after radical cystectomy from 37% to 1.9%.
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