Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers in the Department of Urology are actively involved in research on the technique and outcomes of neobladder reconstruction. Research examples include:
- Assessing outcomes after neobladder reconstruction to better understand the procedure's safety and long-term effectiveness
- Development of new bladder substitutions that don't require the use of a bowel segment
- Evaluation and refinement of new technologies, including optimal use of laparoscopy and the surgical robot
Mayo Clinic is a member of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a national clinical research group that conducts top-quality trials aimed at controlling, treating and preventing cancer.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on neobladder on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Jan. 15, 2015
- Wein AJ, et al. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 10th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2012. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Oct. 30, 2014.
- Boorjian SA (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dec. 6, 2014.
- Tollefson MK (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dec. 6, 2014.
- Shariat SF, et al. Urinary diversion and reconstruction following cystectomy. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Nov. 6, 2014.