Maxine Sun

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Is there a relationship between leapfrog volume thresholds and perioperative outcomes after radical cystectomy?
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 32:27.e7-27.e13. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of partial vs radical nephrectomy with regard to other-cause mortality in T1 renal cell carcinoma among patients aged ≥75 years with multiple comorbidities
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 111:67-73. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Management of localized kidney cancer: calculating cancer-specific mortality and competing risks of death for surgery and nonsurgical management
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada Electronic address
    Eur Urol 65:235-41. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Nodal involvement at nephrectomy is associated with worse survival: a stage-for-stage and grade-for-grade analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:372-80. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Is a treatment delay in radical prostatectomy safe in individuals with low-risk prostate cancer?
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Sex Med 9:2961-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Chronic kidney disease after nephrectomy in patients with small renal masses: a retrospective observational analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 62:696-703. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Conditional survival of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder treated with radical cystectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 48:1503-11. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Cytoreductive nephrectomy in the elderly: a population-based cohort from the USA
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1807-12. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A non-cancer-related survival benefit is associated with partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:725-31. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Hospital volume is a determinant of postoperative complications, blood transfusion and length of stay after radical or partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 187:405-10. 2012

Detail Information

Publications97

  1. doi request reprint Is there a relationship between leapfrog volume thresholds and perioperative outcomes after radical cystectomy?
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 32:27.e7-27.e13. 2014
    ..We explored the effect of Leapfrog volume thresholds (LVT) on 5 short-term radical cystectomy (RC) outcomes...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of partial vs radical nephrectomy with regard to other-cause mortality in T1 renal cell carcinoma among patients aged ≥75 years with multiple comorbidities
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 111:67-73. 2013
    ..To quantify the effect of partial nephrectomy (PN) vs radical nephrectomy (RN) on other-cause mortality (OCM) in elderly patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and/or multiple comorbidities...
  3. doi request reprint Management of localized kidney cancer: calculating cancer-specific mortality and competing risks of death for surgery and nonsurgical management
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada Electronic address
    Eur Urol 65:235-41. 2014
    ..For elderly individuals with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC), surgical intervention remains the primary treatment option but may not benefit patients with limited life expectancy...
  4. doi request reprint Nodal involvement at nephrectomy is associated with worse survival: a stage-for-stage and grade-for-grade analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:372-80. 2013
    ..To examine cancer-specific mortality in patients with nodal metastases relative to patients without nodal involvement at nephrectomy for non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma in a population-based cohort...
  5. doi request reprint Is a treatment delay in radical prostatectomy safe in individuals with low-risk prostate cancer?
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Sex Med 9:2961-9. 2012
    ..Many patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (PCa) are presented with several treatment modalities, which may require time to understand these options before making an informed decision regarding treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Chronic kidney disease after nephrectomy in patients with small renal masses: a retrospective observational analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 62:696-703. 2012
    ..Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide health threat associated with increased cardiovascular disease and mortality...
  7. doi request reprint Conditional survival of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder treated with radical cystectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 48:1503-11. 2012
    ..To examine the impact of survival probability according to duration of survivorship following radical cystectomy (RC) in patients diagnosed with urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder (UCUB)...
  8. doi request reprint Cytoreductive nephrectomy in the elderly: a population-based cohort from the USA
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1807-12. 2012
    ..In consequence, these rates should be discussed at informed consent and a rigorous patient selection remains essential...
  9. doi request reprint A non-cancer-related survival benefit is associated with partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:725-31. 2012
    ..Partial nephrectomy (PN) may better protect against other-cause mortality (OCM) when compared with radical nephrectomy (RN) in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  10. doi request reprint Hospital volume is a determinant of postoperative complications, blood transfusion and length of stay after radical or partial nephrectomy
    Maxine Sun
    University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 187:405-10. 2012
    ..We examined the impact of hospital volume on short-term outcomes after nephrectomy for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma...
  11. doi request reprint Racial disparities and socioeconomic status in men diagnosed with testicular germ cell tumors: a survival analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:4277-85. 2011
    ..The authors of this report evaluated the effects of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on stage distribution, overall mortality (OM), and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in men with TGCTs...
  12. doi request reprint Trends of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy use in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis: a population-based study
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2997-3004. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess the utilization rate of RPLND in patients with NSGCTT...
  13. doi request reprint Propensity-score matched comparison of complications, blood transfusions, length of stay, and in-hospital mortality between open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a national series
    M Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Hospital St Luc, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 3J4
    Eur J Surg Oncol 38:80-7. 2012
    ..To examine the use of open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), as well as intraoperative and postoperative morbidity...
  14. doi request reprint Age-adjusted incidence, mortality, and survival rates of stage-specific renal cell carcinoma in North America: a trend analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 59:135-41. 2011
    ..The rising incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been largely attributed to the increasing use of imaging procedures...
  15. doi request reprint Propensity-score-matched comparison of perioperative outcomes between open and laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: a national series
    Nawar Hanna
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 61:715-21. 2012
    ..Either an open NU (ONU) or a laparoscopic NU (LNU) may be considered. Despite the presence of several reports comparing perioperative and cancer-control outcomes between the two approaches, no reports relied on a population-based cohort...
  16. doi request reprint Nephroureterectomy and segmental ureterectomy in the treatment of invasive upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a population-based study of 2299 patients
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2X 3J4
    Eur J Cancer 45:3291-7. 2009
    ..We tested the prognostic impact of pT and pN stages on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in a large population-based cohort of surgically treated patients with UTUC...
  17. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of three commonly used preoperative tools for prediction of lymph node invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Urology 78:1363-7. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Tumor grade improves the prognostic ability of American Joint Committee on Cancer stage in patients with penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:501-7. 2011
    ..Penile cancer is rare. Thus, predicting cancer specific mortality may be difficult. We devised an accurate and yet easily applicable predictive rule that compares favorably with 2 previous models (73.8% and 74.7% accuracy, respectively)...
  19. doi request reprint Sociodemographic disparities in the treatment of small renal masses
    Andreas Becker
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E274-82. 2013
    ..To examine the presence of specific sociodemographic disparities in the treatment of individuals with small renal masses...
  20. doi request reprint A population-based comparison of cancer-control rates between radical and partial nephrectomy for T1A renal cell carcinoma
    Maxime Crepel
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 76:883-8. 2010
    ..We relied on the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database and assessed cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after either PN or RN for T1aN0M0 RCC, in competing-risks models...
  21. doi request reprint Lymph node count threshold for optimal pelvic lymph node staging in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 19:645-51. 2012
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Competing-risks mortality after radiotherapy vs. observation for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:95-103. 2012
    ..Our objective was to test the relationship between radiotherapy and survival in men with localized PCa and compare it with those treated with observation...
  23. doi request reprint Cancer-specific and other-cause mortality after radical prostatectomy versus observation in patients with prostate cancer: competing-risks analysis of a large North American population-based cohort
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:920-30. 2011
    ..Initial treatment options for low-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) include radical prostatectomy (RP) or observation...
  24. doi request reprint A competing-risks analysis of survival after alternative treatment modalities for prostate cancer patients: 1988-2006
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 59:88-95. 2011
    ..The efficacy of prostate cancer (PCa) treatment modalities is a subject of continuous debate...
  25. doi request reprint In-hospital mortality and failure to rescue after cytoreductive nephrectomy
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 63:1107-14. 2013
    ..The risk of in-hospital mortality after cytoreductive nephrectomy (CNT) is non-negligible and may vary widely according to various patient and hospital characteristics and clinical contexts...
  26. doi request reprint Stage-specific impact of pelvic lymph node dissection on survival in patients with non-metastatic bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1147-54. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of stage-specific pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) on cancer-specific (CSM) and overall mortality (OM) rates at radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer...
  27. doi request reprint Survival benefit of radical prostatectomy in patients with localized prostate cancer: estimations of the number needed to treat according to tumor and patient characteristics
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 188:73-83. 2012
    ..We assessed the relationship between treatment type (radical prostatectomy vs observation) and cancer specific mortality in a large, population based cohort...
  28. doi request reprint Decreasing rate and extent of lymph node staging in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy may undermine the rate of diagnosis of lymph node metastases in prostate cancer
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 58:882-92. 2010
    ..At radical prostatectomy (RP), pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) represents the most accurate staging procedure for the presence of lymph node (LN) metastases...
  29. doi request reprint An analysis of patients with T2 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) according to tumour size: a population-based analysis
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:1184-90. 2013
    ..Other thresholds were also assessed...
  30. doi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer: adherence and accuracy of the recent guidelines
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Urol 20:405-10. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint A stage-for-stage and grade-for-grade analysis of cancer-specific mortality rates in renal cell carcinoma according to age: a competing-risks regression analysis
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:1152-9. 2011
    ..The association of advanced age and cancer control outcomes shows discordant findings...
  32. doi request reprint Gender-related differences in patients with stage I to III upper tract urothelial carcinoma: results from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:321-7. 2010
    ..To examine the effect of gender in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) stage at nephroureterectomy (NU), as well as on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after NU in patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer stages I-III UTUC...
  33. doi request reprint A critical appraisal of the value of lymph node dissection at nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:118-24. 2010
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Temporal stage and grade migration in surgically treated patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 105:799-804. 2010
    ..Study Type - Therapy (individual cohort) Level of Evidence 2b..
  35. doi request reprint A contemporary update on rates and management of toxicities of targeted therapies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Ahmed Alasker
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Cancer Treat Rev 39:388-401. 2013
    ..To provide an updated review of adverse events associated with sunitinib, pazopanib, bevacizumab, temsirolimus, axitinib, everolimus and sorafenib and their management...
  36. doi request reprint The effect of insurance status on outcomes after partial nephrectomy
    Al a Abdo
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, H2X 3J4, Canada
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:343-51. 2012
    ..Privately insured patients may have favorable health outcomes when compared to those covered by federally funded initiatives. This study explored the effect of insurance status on five short-term outcomes after partial nephrectomy (PN)...
  37. doi request reprint Development and validation of a reference table for prediction of postoperative mortality rate in patients treated with radical cystectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:309-17. 2012
    ..The existing literature suggests that the postoperative mortality (POM) rate in radical cystectomy (RC) patients does not exceed 3%. We sought to develop and externally validate a reference table that quantifies POM after RC...
  38. doi request reprint Conditional survival after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC): changes in future survival probability over time
    Marco Bianchi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E283-9. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of length of survival on future survival probability, otherwise known as the effect of conditional survival (CS), after nephrectomy (NT) in patients diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  39. doi request reprint A population-based analysis of the effect of marital status on overall and cancer-specific mortality in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 24:71-9. 2013
    ..The association between marital status and tumor stage and grade, as well as overall mortality (OM) and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) received little attention in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis (SCCP)...
  40. doi request reprint Node-positive renal cell carcinoma in the absence of distant metastases: predictors of cancer-specific mortality in a population-based cohort
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 110:E21-7. 2012
    ..In consequence, universal inclusion of PPN should be considered in prospective and retrospective CSM analyses...
  41. doi request reprint Annual prostatectomy volume is related to rectal laceration rate after radical prostatectomy
    Jan Schmitges
    Martini Clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Urology 79:796-803. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of annual prostatectomy volume (APV) on contemporary intraoperative rectal laceration (RL) rates after radical prostatectomy...
  42. doi request reprint A population-based competing-risks analysis of the survival of patients treated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:103-9. 2011
    ..The authors examined the rates of cancer-specific and other-cause mortality in a population-based radical cystectomy cohort...
  43. doi request reprint A proposal for reclassification of the Fuhrman grading system in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 56:775-81. 2009
    ..The conventional Fuhrman grading system, which categorizes renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with grades I, II, III, and IV, is the most widely used predictor assessment of RCC cancer-specific mortality (CSM)...
  44. doi request reprint Should bladder cuff excision remain the standard of care at nephroureterectomy in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis? A population-based study
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur Urol 57:956-62. 2010
    ..A large, multi-institutional, tertiary care center study suggested no benefit from bladder cuff excision (BCE) at nephroureterectomy in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UC)...
  45. doi request reprint Comparative study of inguinal hernia repair rates after radical prostatectomy or external beam radiotherapy
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:1307-13. 2010
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of the three most commonly used preoperative models for prediction of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 57:562-8. 2010
    ..Several models can predict the rate of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  47. doi request reprint Highly predictive survival nomogram after upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 116:3774-84. 2010
    ....
  48. doi request reprint The effect of marital status on stage and survival of prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcome Unit, University of Montreal Health Center CHUM, 1058, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, H2X 3J4, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1085-95. 2011
    ..We set to test whether this applied to patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) treated with radical prostatectomy (RP)...
  49. doi request reprint Blood transfusions in radical prostatectomy: a contemporary population-based analysis
    Jan Schmitges
    Martini Clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Urology 79:332-8. 2012
    ..To examine the homologous blood transfusion (HBT), autologous blood transfusion (ABT) and intraoperative blood conservation technique (IOBCT) rates and trends at open (ORP) and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP)...
  50. doi request reprint Treatment management of small renal masses in the 21st century: a paradigm shift
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2380-7. 2012
    ..Active surveillance (AS) also may be considered. We examined the rates of PN, RN, and AS within a contemporary population-based cohort...
  51. doi request reprint Open radical prostatectomy in the elderly: a case for concern?
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    BJU Int 109:1335-40. 2012
    ..In the USA, elderly patients undergoing radical prostatectomy are treated at institutions where suboptimal outcomes are recorded...
  52. doi request reprint Perioperative mortality is significantly greater in septuagenarian and octogenarian patients treated with radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder
    Daniel Liberman
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 77:660-6. 2011
    ..However, population-based data have stated otherwise...
  53. doi request reprint A population-based assessment of perioperative mortality after nephroureterectomy for upper-tract urothelial carcinoma
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:315-20. 2010
    ..NU represents the surgical standard of care for patients with invasive, nonmetastatic upper-tract urothelial carcinoma. However, this major abdominal surgery may be associated with a nonnegligible rate of perioperative mortality...
  54. doi request reprint Nephron-sparing surgery is equally effective to radical nephrectomy for T1BN0M0 renal cell carcinoma: a population-based assessment
    Maxime Crepel
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:271-5. 2010
    ..To date, only few series from tertiary care centers supported the use of NSS for T1bN0M0 (range 4-7 cm) RCC...
  55. doi request reprint A contemporary population-based assessment of the rate of lymph node dissection for penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:439-46. 2011
    ..We assessed ILND rates in a North American cohort...
  56. doi request reprint Critical assessment of the European Association of Urology guideline indications for pelvic lymph node dissection at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 108:1769-75. 2011
    ..We presented the first formal validation of the 2010 European Association of Urology guidelines for lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer patients...
  57. doi request reprint Competing-risks analysis in patients with T1 squamous cell carcinoma of the penis
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 111:E174-9. 2013
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Survival after radical cystectomy of non-bilharzial squamous cell carcinoma vs urothelial carcinoma: a competing-risks analysis
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Department of Urology, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 109:564-9. 2012
    ..In Western countries, non-bilharzial squamous cell carcinoma (NBSCC) is the second most common histological subtype in bladder cancer (BCa) after urothelial carcinoma (UC)...
  59. doi request reprint Segmental ureterectomy can safely be performed in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 183:1324-9. 2010
    ..We compared cancer specific mortality rates according to surgery type (nephroureterectomy vs segmental ureterectomy) in a large population based cohort of patients with ureteral transitional cell carcinoma...
  60. doi request reprint Assessment of cancer control outcomes in patients with high-risk renal cell carcinoma treated with partial nephrectomy
    Jens Hansen
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 80:347-53. 2012
    ..To test whether cancer control outcomes justify the consideration of partial nephrectomy in patients with large tumors (Stage pT2 or greater) or high-grade tumors (Fuhrman grade III-IV) or lesions extending beyond the kidney (Stage pT3a)...
  61. doi request reprint Adenocarcinoma versus urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder: comparison between pathologic stage at radical cystectomy and cancer-specific mortality
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 75:376-81. 2010
    ..To compare stage at radical cystectomy (RC) and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after RC between non-urachal adenocarcinoma (ADK) and urothelial carcinoma (UC) of the urinary bladder...
  62. doi request reprint Prospective randomized trial of barbed polyglyconate suture to facilitate vesico-urethral anastomosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: time reduction and cost benefit
    Kevin C Zorn
    University of Montreal Hospital Center, Hôpital Sacré Coeur de Montréal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 109:1526-32. 2012
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Does histologic subtype affect oncologic outcomes after nephron-sparing surgery?
    Maxime Crepel
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 74:842-5. 2009
    ..HSs are considered of prognostic value in RCC. For example, the papillary HS might confer a worse prognosis, and, at some centers, only radical nephrectomy is performed for the papillary HS...
  64. doi request reprint A population-based analysis of the rate of cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the United States
    Claudio Jeldres
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 74:837-41. 2009
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Mortality and morbidity after cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2988-96. 2011
    ....
  66. doi request reprint External validation of a nomogram predicting mortality in patients with adrenocortical carcinoma
    Laurent Zini
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 104:1661-7. 2009
    ..To develop nomograms predicting cancer-specific and all-cause mortality in patients managed with either surgery or no surgery for adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC)...
  67. doi request reprint Hospital and surgical caseload are predictors of comprehensive surgical treatment for bladder cancer: a population based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    J Urol 186:824-8. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that radical cystectomy performed at a high caseload hospital and/or by a high caseload surgeon is more likely to include pelvic lymph node dissection...
  68. doi request reprint A comparative population-based analysis of the rate of partial vs radical nephrectomy for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma
    Sara Baillargeon-Gagné
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BJU Int 105:359-64. 2010
    ..Study Type - Prevalence (prospective cohort with good follow up)Level of Evidence 1a...
  69. doi request reprint The European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors staging system is prognostically superior to the international union against cancer-staging system: a North American validation
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:713-9. 2010
    ..We formally tested the validity of the modified staging system in a large North American population-based cohort...
  70. pmc Comparison of three different tools for prediction of seminal vesicle invasion at radical prostatectomy
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 62:590-6. 2012
    ....
  71. doi request reprint A review of integrated staging systems for renal cell carcinoma
    Malek Meskawi
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Eur Urol 62:303-14. 2012
    ..Several outstanding integrated staging systems (ISSs) have been devised for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  72. doi request reprint Management of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Maxine Sun
    University of Montreal Health Center, Quebec, Canada
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 10:1955-65. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials are needed to assess the efficacy of the treatment modalities...
  73. doi request reprint Surgical caseload is an important determinant of continent urinary diversion rate at radical cystectomy: a population-based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2680-7. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that patients treated at high RC caseload hospitals and/or by high RC caseload surgeons have higher CUD rates...
  74. doi request reprint The importance of pelvic lymph node dissection in the elderly population: implications for interpreting the 2010 National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guidelines for bladder cancer treatment
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:2078-84. 2011
    ..We examined the pelvic lymph node dissection rate in patients 80 years old or older and the impact of pelvic lymph node dissection on cancer specific and overall mortality in these patients...
  75. doi request reprint Comparative study of inguinal hernia repair after radical prostatectomy, prostate biopsy, transurethral resection of the prostate or pelvic lymph node dissection
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 183:970-5. 2010
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Radical cystectomy for patients with pT4 urothelial carcinoma in a large population-based study
    Daniel Liberman
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Department of Urology, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    BJU Int 107:905-11. 2011
    ....
  77. doi request reprint Conditional survival predictions after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:2607-12. 2009
    ..Conditional survival implies that on average long-term cancer survivors have a better prognosis than do newly diagnosed individuals. We explored the effect of conditional survival in renal cell carcinoma...
  78. doi request reprint Can renal mass biopsy assessment of tumor grade be safely substituted for by a predictive model?
    Claudio Jeldres
    Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:2585-9. 2009
    ..To date the best available model has shown poor accuracy (55.6%), which is close to flipping a coin (50%) and clearly inadequate for use in clinical practice...
  79. doi request reprint Impact of caseload on total hospital charges: a direct comparison between minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy--a population based study
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 185:855-61. 2011
    ..We tested the relationship between caseload and total hospital charges after stratifying by minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy...
  80. pmc Impact of academic affiliation on radical cystectomy outcomes in North America: A population-based study
    Marco Bianchi
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute University, Urological Research Institute, Milan, Italy Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC
    Can Urol Assoc J 6:245-50. 2012
    ....
  81. doi request reprint A population-based assessment of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network practice guideline indications for pelvic lymph node dissection at radical prostatectomy
    Firas Abdollah
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    BJU Int 109:1177-82. 2012
    ..The 2010 NCCN practice guidelines for prostate cancer recommend a pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) at radical prostatectomy in all individuals with a nomogram predicted LNI risk of ≥2%...
  82. doi request reprint Improvement of racial disparities with respect to the utilization of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy in the United States
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 118:1894-900. 2012
    ..We examined whether race affects the utilization rate of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) in a population-based sample of individuals from the United States...
  83. doi request reprint Morbidity and mortality of radical prostatectomy differs by insurance status
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 118:1803-10. 2012
    ..Private insurance status may favorably affect various health outcomes including those associated with radical prostatectomy (RP). We explored the effect of insurance status on 5 short-term RP outcomes...
  84. doi request reprint Conditional survival predictions after surgery for patients with penile carcinoma
    Rodolphe Thuret
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 117:3723-30. 2011
    ..The objective of the current study was to devise an accurate predictive tool that accounts for CS in men diagnosed with penile cancer...
  85. doi request reprint Effect of the number of biopsy cores on prostate cancer detection and staging
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    University of Montreal Health Center, Quebec, Canada
    Future Oncol 6:381-90. 2010
    ..We relied on a PubMed systematic review of the contemporary English language literature using the terms 'prostate cancer', 'diagnosis', 'transrectal ultrasound' and 'prostate biopsy'...
  86. doi request reprint Location of the primary tumor is not an independent predictor of cancer specific mortality in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Hendrik Isbarn
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:2177-81. 2009
    ..We assessed the prognostic significance of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma tumor location in a large, population based data set...
  87. doi request reprint Prognostic factors and predictive models in renal cell carcinoma: a contemporary review
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:644-61. 2011
    ..The natural history of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is highly unpredictable. Small renal masses may be accompanied by metastatic disease. Conversely, patients with locally advanced disease may enjoy long-term disease-free survival...
  88. doi request reprint Treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3J4, Canada
    Nat Rev Urol 7:327-38. 2010
    ..Phase III studies are ongoing to address the importance of CNT in the targeted therapy era. Such information is crucial to ensure timely delivery of a combination of medical and surgical therapies to this patient population...
  89. doi request reprint Discharge patterns after radical cystectomy: contemporary trends in the United States
    Marco Bianchi
    Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Urologic Research Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Urol 187:1206-9. 2012
    ..Discharge patterns, including rates of prolonged length of stay and transfer to a facility, were evaluated in the context of radical cystectomy...
  90. pmc Novel method of knotless vesicourethral anastomosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: feasibility study and early outcomes in 30 patients using the interlocked barbed unidirectional V-LOC180 suture
    Kevin C Zorn
    Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Montreal, Sacre Coeur de Montreal Hospital, Montreal, QC
    Can Urol Assoc J 5:188-94. 2011
    ....
  91. doi request reprint Factors affecting outcome in renal cell carcinoma
    Maxine Sun
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Urol 20:355-60. 2010
    ..To review the latest status on prognostic factors in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  92. doi request reprint Prediction of progression-free survival rates after bevacizumab plus interferon versus interferon alone in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: comparison of a nomogram to the Motzer criteria
    Pierre I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Urol 60:48-56. 2011
    ..The combination of bevacizumab plus interferon (BEV+IFN) for treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is associated with improved progression-free survival (PFS) in a phase 3 study...
  93. doi request reprint Perioperative outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy compared with open radical prostatectomy: results from the nationwide inpatient sample
    Quoc Dien Trinh
    Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Eur Urol 61:679-85. 2012
    ....
  94. doi request reprint Tumor size is a determinant of the rate of stage T1 renal cell cancer synchronous metastasis
    Giovanni Lughezzani
    Cancer Prognosis and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Urol 182:1287-93. 2009
    ..We revisited the hypothesis that metastatic potential is unrelated to tumor size...
  95. pmc Dose escalation of second-line sunitinib results in rapid partial remission of multiple hepatic metastases
    Catherine Guevremont
    Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal CHUM, Hopital Saint Luc, Montreal, QC
    Can Urol Assoc J 3:E92-3. 2009
    ....
  96. doi request reprint Thirty-day mortality after transurethral resection of the prostate in patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy
    Hendrik Isbarn
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Endourol 23:1347-52. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the rate and the predictors of 30-day mortality (30dM) after TURP in patients who were exposed to ADT in a large, contemporary Canadian cohort...
  97. doi request reprint Application of ice cold irrigation during vascular pedicle control of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: EnSeal instrument cooling to reduce collateral thermal tissue damage
    Kevin C Zorn
    Section of Urology, University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Endourol 24:1991-6. 2010
    ..As such, we sought to evaluate the collateral tissue effects of EnSeal with or without cold saline irrigation (CSI) during PVP control...