International radical cystectomy consortium: A way forward

Syed Johar Raza, Erinn Field, Adam S. Kibel, Alex Mottrie, Alon Z. Weizer, Andrew Wagner, Ashok K. Hemal, Douglas S. Scherr, Francis Schanne, Franco Gaboardi, Guan Wu, James O. Peabody, Jihad Koauk, Joan Palou Redorta, John G. Pattaras, Koon Ho Rha, Lee Richstone, M. Derya Balbay, Mani Menon, Mathew HaynMicheal Stoeckle, Peter Wiklund, Prokar Dasgupta, Raj Pruthi, Reza Ghavamian, Shamim Khan, Stephan Siemer, Thomas Maatman, Timothy Wilson, Vassilis Poulakis, Greg Wilding, Khurshid A. Guru

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Urology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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