Advances in Urology / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

The Impact of Multiple Malignancies on Patients with Bladder Carcinoma: A Population-Based Study Using the SEER Database

Table 1


Cohort definitions

BOBladder cancer only: patients diagnosed with bladder cancer and no other cancers
ABAntecedent cancer(s) + bladder cancer: patients diagnosed with nonbladder malignancy before being diagnosed with bladder cancer
BSBladder cancer + subsequent cancer(s): patients diagnosed with nonbladder malignancy after being diagnosed with bladder cancer
ABSAntecedent cancer + bladder cancer + subsequent cancer: patients diagnosed with nonbladder malignancy both before and after being diagnosed with bladder cancer

SEER Summary Staging Definitions

Low-stageLocalized disease
High-stageRegional or distant disease

Variables adjusted for in Cox model

AgeGrade
SexStage
RaceYear of diagnosis

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