The management of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A comparison of European and UK guidelines
Leiblich A., Bryant RJ., McCormick R., Crew J.
© 2018, © British Association of Urological Surgeons 2018. Bladder cancer represents a significant health burden worldwide, with non-muscle-invasive tumours representing the majority of new bladder cancer diagnoses. Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has a high prevalence and forms a large proportion of the caseload in urological practice, accounting for a significant cost in terms of urological healthcare. The last two decades have seen the development and refinement of guidelines from national and international organisations aiming to optimise management of NMIBC and bladder cancer in general. This review outlines the most recent European and United Kingdom guidelines on NMIBC, and in particular focuses on comparing and contrasting key recommendations from guidelines published by the European Association of Urology and the UK-based National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Level of evidence: Not applicable for this multicentre audit.