Trends of incidence and prognosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma

Trends of incidence and prognosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma

The group of authors from Affiliated Zhongda Hospital of Southeast University performed a study on the upper tract urothelial carcinoma. In their study, the authors sought to explore the incidence trends of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients and to establish a reliable and practical nomogram based on significant clinical factors to predict the overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS).

The study was performed on 10852 patients with UTUC. The authors found the incidence of UTUC showed a downward trend between 1988 and 2015. In addition, they established a prognostic nomogram to predict 3-, 5- and 10-year OS and CSS rates of UTUC patients.

Based on their results published in BJBMS, the authors concluded the incidence of UTUC has shown a general downward trend in the past 30 years. Moreover, the prognostic nomogram we established can provide a personalized risk assessment for the survival of UTUC patients.

Reference

Wu J, Chen S, Wu X, Mao W, Wang Y, Xu B, Zheng D, Chen M. Trends of incidence and prognosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci. 2020Dec.18 

Editor: Edna Skopljak, MD

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