Adjuvant radiotherapy plus chemo vs. adjuvant chemo following cystectomy for bladder cancer

http://youtu.be/0YDp9_itLBs Dr Baumann talks to ecancertv at ASCO GU 2016, about the work lead by his colleague Dr Mohamed S. Zaghloul Prof and Chairman Radiation Oncology Department, Children's Cancer Hospital & National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt. The team carried out a randomised clinical trial comparing adjuvant radiation, versus chemo-radiotherapy, versus chemotherapy alone after radical cystectomy for locally advanced bladder cancer. Dr Baumann discusses the growing interest in using adjuvant radiation therapy to reduce local failures after radical cystectomy for locally advanced bladder cancer. Radiotherapy was associated with significantly improved local control compared to chemotherapy alone, however there was no significant difference in disease free survival, distant metastasis-free survival, or overall survival.