ICUD-EAU International Consultation on Bladder Cancer 2012: Pathology

Eur Urol. 2013 Jan;63(1):16-35. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.09.063. Epub 2012 Oct 5.


Context: To present a summary of the 2nd International Consultation on Bladder Cancer recommendations on the pathology of bladder cancer using an evidence-based strategy.

Objective: To standardize descriptions of the diagnosis and reporting of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and help optimize uniformity between individual pathology practices and institutions.

Evidence acquisition: A detailed Medline analysis was performed for original articles addressing bladder cancer with regard to pathology. Proceedings from the last 5 yr of major conferences were also searched.

Evidence synthesis: The major findings are presented in an evidence-based fashion. Large retrospective and prospective data were analyzed.

Conclusions: Providing the best management for patients with bladder neoplasia relies on close cooperation and teamwork among urologists, oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics
  • Biopsy / standards
  • Carcinoma / chemistry
  • Carcinoma / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma / genetics
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry / standards
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Neoplasm Staging / standards
  • Pathology, Clinical / standards*
  • Pathology, Molecular / standards*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / chemistry
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / genetics
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology
  • Urothelium / chemistry
  • Urothelium / pathology*


  • Biomarkers, Tumor