Title

International Robotic Radical Cystectomy Consortium: A way forward.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2014

Institution/Department

Urology

Journal Title

Indian journal of urology

ISSN

0970-1591

Abstract

Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is an emerging operative alternative to open surgery for the management of invasive bladder cancer. Studies from single institutions provide limited data due to the small number of patients. In order to better understand the related outcomes, a world-wide consortium was established in 2006 of patients undergoing RARC, called the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). Thus far, the IRCC has reported its findings on various areas of operative interest and continues to expand its capacity to include other operative modalities and transform it into the International Radical Cystectomy Consortium. This article summarizes the findings of the IRCC and highlights the future direction of the consortium.

First Page

314

Last Page

317

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