Location:Room 21 (ICM, Level 2)
MIBC is a multifaceted entity where one size no longer fits all, supporting the development of personalized and, in selected cases, organ-preserving strategies.
Are the advances in imaging, molecular biology, conservative surgery; medical oncology and radiotherapy strong enough to shift the current pre-eminence of the ablative approach toward a more integrated and conservative perspective? If yes, what are the ideal candidates?
• One size does not fit all and urologists are central to the development of personalized treatment in MIBC
• Patients selection is critical and based on advances in imaging, resection techniques and pathology
• Organ preservation is feasible in a significant proportion of patients
• Radical cystectomy and pre-emptive chemotherapy are essential to optimize results in aggressive conditions.