Bladder cancer recurrence following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) remains a significant cause of bladder cancer mortality. This short video illustrates how pelvic washings and targeted sequencing are used to detect and quantify residual cancer cells within the pelvic cavity following RARC. The video is part of a series, “Byte Size Research,” produced by ATLAS Studios within the Department of Urology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This novel research made the cover and is also a featured article in the Journal of Urology's June 2019 issue.
Lei Wei, A. A. H., Yingyu Ma, Gissou Azabdaftari, Youssef Ahmed, Lai Ping Wong, Qiang Hu, Wei Luo, Victoria N. Cranwell, Brittany L. Bunch, Justen D. Kozlowski, Prashant K. Singh, Sean T. Glenn, Gary Smith, Candace S. Johnson, Song Liu, Khurshid A. Guru (2019). "Accurate Quantification of Residual Cancer Cells in Pelvic Washing Reveals Association with Cancer Recurrence Following Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy." Journal of Urology 201(6): 1105-1114.