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Precision Surgery and Genitourinary Cancers

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Riccardo Autorino, Francesco Porpiglia, Prokar Dasgupta, Jens Rassweiler, James Catto, Lance J. Hampton, Estevão Lima, Vincenzo Mirone, Ithaar Derweesh, Frans M.J. Debruyne

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Early online date20 Feb 2017
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Feb 2017

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Abstract

The landscape of the surgical management of urologic malignancies has dramatically changed over the past 20 years. On one side, better diagnostic and prognostic tools allowed better patient selection and more reliable surgical planning. On the other hand, the implementation of minimally invasive techniques and technologies, such as robot-assisted laparoscopy surgery and image-guided surgery, allowed minimizing surgical morbidity. Ultimately, these advances have translated into a more tailored approach to the management of urologic cancer patients. Following the paradigm of "precision medicine", contemporary urologic surgery has entered a technology-driven era of "precision surgery", which entails a range of surgical procedures tailored to combine maximal treatment efficacy with minimal impact on patient function and health related quality of life. Aim of this non-systematic review is to provide a critical analysis of the most recent advances in the field of surgical uro-oncology, and to define the current and future role of "precision surgery" in the management of genitourinary cancers.

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