Pathological changes associated with topical chemotherapy for superficial bladder cancer

W. M. Murphy, M. S. Soloway, P. J. Finebaum

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Abstract

With use of previous observations in experimental animals as a basis for comparison the cytologic and histologic changes in human patients who underwent topical chemotherapy for superficial bladder cancer were documented. Despite the potential for inhibition of deoxyribonucleic acid replication these drugs apparently act in vivo as toxic substances, causing increased exfoliation with denudation of papillary and/or flat urothelium. Multinucleation was common but confined to superficial cells. Atypical cells, such as those observed after systemic chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, rarely were present and could be distinguished readily from neoplastic elements. Although topical chemotherapy may suppress tumor growth and progression it apparently does not eradicate the neoplastic process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume126
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Neoplastic Processes
Urothelium
Poisons
Cyclophosphamide
DNA
Growth
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Neoplasms

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Murphy, W. M., Soloway, M. S., & Finebaum, P. J. (1981). Pathological changes associated with topical chemotherapy for superficial bladder cancer. Journal of Urology, 126(4), 461-464.

Pathological changes associated with topical chemotherapy for superficial bladder cancer. / Murphy, W. M.; Soloway, M. S.; Finebaum, P. J.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 126, No. 4, 01.01.1981, p. 461-464.

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Murphy, WM, Soloway, MS & Finebaum, PJ 1981, 'Pathological changes associated with topical chemotherapy for superficial bladder cancer', Journal of Urology, vol. 126, no. 4, pp. 461-464.
Murphy, W. M. ; Soloway, M. S. ; Finebaum, P. J. / Pathological changes associated with topical chemotherapy for superficial bladder cancer. In: Journal of Urology. 1981 ; Vol. 126, No. 4. pp. 461-464.
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