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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314-317

International Radical Cystectomy Consortium: A way forward

1 Department of Urology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
2 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
3 Deaprtment of Urology, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Ziekenhuis, Aalast, Belgium
4 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
5 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
6 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
7 Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
8 Urologic Surgical Associates of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
9 Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy
10 University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
11 Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
12 Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
13 Urology and Oncology, Fundacio Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain
14 Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
15 Yonsei University Health System Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea
16 The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, New York, NY, USA
17 Memorial ?i?li Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
18 Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
19 University Clinics of Saarland, Homburg, Germany
20 Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
21 Guy's Hospital and King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK
22 University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
23 Montefoire Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
24 Michigan Urological Clinic, Detroit, MI, USA
25 City of Hope and Research Institute, Duarte, CA, USA
26 Metropolitan Hospital Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Khurshid A. Guru
Department of Urology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.134253

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Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is an emerging operative alternative to open surgery for the management of invasive bladder cancer. Studies from single institutions provide limited data due to the small number of patients. In order to better understand the related outcomes, a world-wide consortium was established in 2006 of patients undergoing RARC, called the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium (IRCC). Thus far, the IRCC has reported its findings on various areas of operative interest and continues to expand its capacity to include other operative modalities and transform it into the International Radical Cystectomy Consortium. This article summarizes the findings of the IRCC and highlights the future direction of the consortium.

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