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Pretreatment Risk Stratification for Endoscopic Kidney-sparing Surgery in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: An International Collaborative Study.

Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Surena F Matin, Mounsif Azizi, Mohit Gupta, Wei-Ming Li, Thomas Seisen, Timothy Clinton, Evanguelos Xylinas, M Carmen Mir, Donald Schweitzer, Andrea Mari, Shoji Kimura, Marco Bandini, Romain Mathieu, Ja H Ku, Gautier Marcq, Georgi Guruli, Markus Grabbert, Anna K Czech, Tim Muilwijk, Armin Pycha, David D'Andrea, Firas G Petros, Philippe E Spiess, Trinity Bivalacqua, Wen-Jeng Wu, Morgan Rouprêt, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Kees Hendricksen, Shin Egawa, Alberto Briganti, Marco Moschini, Vivien Graffeille, Wassim Kassouf, Riccardo Autorino, Axel Heidenreich, Piotr Chlosta, Steven Joniau, Francesco Soria, Phillip M Pierorazio, Shahrokh F Shariat,

<h4>Background</h4>Several groups have proposed features to identify low-risk patients who may benefit from endoscopic kidney-sparing surgery in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate standard risk stratification features, develop an optimal model to identify ≥pT2/N+ stage at radical nephroureterectomy (RNU), and compare it with the existing unvalidated models.<h4>Design, setting, and participants</h4>This ... Read more >>

Eur Urol (European urology)
[2021, 80(4):507-515]

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Novel Classification for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma to Better Risk-stratify Patients Eligible for Kidney-sparing Strategies: An International Collaborative Study.

Gautier Marcq, Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Surena F Matin, Mounsif Azizi, Mohit Gupta, Wei-Ming Li, Thomas Seisen, Timothy Clinton, Evanguelos Xylinas, M Carmen Mir, Donald Schweitzer, Andrea Mari, Shoji Kimura, Marco Bandini, Romain Mathieu, Ja H Ku, Georgi Guruli, Markus Grabbert, Anna K Czech, Tim Muilwijk, Armin Pycha, David D'Andrea, Firas G Petros, Philippe E Spiess, Trinity Bivalacqua, Wen-Jeng Wu, Morgan Rouprêt, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Kees Hendricksen, Shin Egawa, Alberto Briganti, Marco Moschini, Vivien Graffeille, Riccardo Autorino, Patricia John, Axel Heidenreich, Piotr Chlosta, Steven Joniau, Francesco Soria, Phillip M Pierorazio, Shahrokh F Shariat, Wassim Kassouf,

<h4>Background</h4>The European Association of Urology risk stratification dichotomizes patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) into two risk categories.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the predictive value of a new classification to better risk stratify patients eligible for kidney-sparing surgery (KSS).<h4>Design, setting, and participants</h4>This was a retrospective study including 1214 patients from 21 centers ... Read more >>

Eur Urol Focus (European urology focus)
[2021, :]

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Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection Versus Surveillance for Adult Early Stage Pure Testicular Teratoma: A Nationwide Analysis.

Ali Hajiran, Mounsif Azizi, Ahmet M Aydin, Nicholas H Chakiryan, Charles C Peyton, David C Boulware, Brandon J Manley, Scott M Gilbert, Wade J Sexton,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Following radical orchiectomy, surveillance and primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) are acceptable options for the management of early stage pure testicular teratoma in adult patients; however, there is no uniform consensus. The aim of this study was to investigate survival outcomes of adults with early stage pure testicular teratoma ... Read more >>

Ann Surg Oncol (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2021, 28(7):3648-3655]

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Reply By Authors.

Ali Hajiran, Mounsif Azizi, Ahmet M Aydin, Logan Zemp, Charles C Peyton, Jasreman Dhillon, Samantha Nealon, Richard R Reich, Biwei Cao, Roger Li, Brandon J Manley, Wade J Sexton, Scott M Gilbert,

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, 205(1):108]

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Association Between Human Papillomavirus Infection and Outcome of Perioperative Nodal Radiotherapy for Penile Carcinoma.

Marco Bandini, Jeffrey S Ross, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye, Antonio A Ornellas, Nick Watkin, Benjamin A Ayres, Oliver W Hakenberg, Axel Heidenreich, Roberto Salvioni, Mario Catanzaro, Daniele Raggi, Patrizia Giannatempo, Laura Marandino, Friederike Haidl, Filippo Pederzoli, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Juan Chipollini, Mounsif Azizi, Gert De Meerleer, Oscar R Brouwer, G Daniel Grass, Peter A Johnstone, Maarten Albersen, Philippe E Spiess, Andrea Necchi,

<h4>Background</h4>Data on the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection status and outcomes for perioperative treatments for patients with lymph node-involved penile squamous-cell carcinoma (PSCC) are lacking.<h4>Objective</h4>To analyze the benefit from perioperative radiotherapy (RT) for PSCC according to HPV infection status.<h4>Design, setting, and participants</h4>In an international multicenter database of 1254 patients ... Read more >>

Eur Urol Oncol (European urology oncology)
[2020, :]

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A risk calculator predicting recurrence in lymph node metastatic penile cancer.

Marco Bandini, Philippe E Spiess, Filippo Pederzoli, Laura Marandino, Oscar R Brouwer, Maarten Albersen, Eduard Roussel, Hielke M de Vries, Juan Chipollini, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye, Antonio A Ornellas, Mario Catanzaro, Oliver W Hakenberg, Axel Heidenreich, Friederike Haidl, Nick Watkin, Michael Ager, Mohamed E Ahmed, Jeffrey R Karnes, Alberto Briganti, Roberto Salvioni, Francesco Montorsi, Mounsif Azizi, Andrea Necchi,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To develop and externally validate a risk calculator for prediction of any cancer recurrence in patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma (pSCC) and inguinal lymph node metastases (ILNM), as to date no validated prognostic tool is available for patients with pSCC and ILNM.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>The development cohort included 234 patients ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2020, 126(5):577-585]

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Understanding genomics and the immune environment of penile cancer to improve therapy.

Ahmet Murat Aydin, Jad Chahoud, Jacob J Adashek, Mounsif Azizi, Anthony Magliocco, Jeffrey S Ross, Andrea Necchi, Philippe E Spiess,

The incidence of penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) has increased in developed countries over the past decades owing to increased human papilloma virus (HPV) exposure. Despite successful surgical treatment of locoregional PSCC, effective treatment options for advanced disease are limited. The prognosis of patients with bulky nodal and metastatic PSCC ... Read more >>

Nat Rev Urol (Nature reviews. Urology)
[2020, 17(10):555-570]

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Contemporary Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Patients with Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Identifying Management Gaps to Promote Multi-institutional Collaboration.

Marco Bandini, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye, Antonio A Ornellas, Nick Watkin, Benjamin Ayres, Oliver W Hakenberg, Axel Heidenreich, Daniele Raggi, Patrizia Giannatempo, Laura Marandino, Friederike Haidl, Filippo Pederzoli, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Juan Chipollini, Mounsif Azizi, Gert De Meerleer, Oscar R Brouwer, G Daniel Grass, Peter A Johnstone, Maarten Albersen, Philippe E Spiess, Andrea Necchi,

Eur Urol Oncol (European urology oncology)
[2021, 4(1):121-123]

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Pathological and Survival Outcomes Associated with Variant Histology Bladder Cancers Managed by Cystectomy with or without Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

Ali Hajiran, Mounsif Azizi, Ahmet M Aydin, Logan Zemp, Charles C Peyton, Jasreman Dhillon, Samantha Nealon, Richard R Reich, Biwei Cao, Roger Li, Brandon J Manley, Wade J Sexton, Scott M Gilbert,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Although neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with a survival advantage in pure urothelial, muscle invasive bladder cancer, the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy is less clear in variant histology or urothelial carcinoma with divergent differentiation. We compared chemotherapy response and survival outcomes of patients with nonpure urothelial carcinoma histology who were managed ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2021, 205(1):100-108]

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Optimising the selection of candidates for neoadjuvant chemotherapy amongst patients with node-positive penile squamous cell carcinoma.

Marco Bandini, Maarten Albersen, Juan Chipollini, Filippo Pederzoli, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye, Antonio A Ornellas, Nick Watkin, Michael Ager, Oliver W Hakenberg, Axel Heidenreich, Daniele Raggi, Mario Catanzaro, Friederike Haidl, Elio Mazzone, Laura Marandino, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Mounsif Azizi, Philippe E Spiess, Andrea Necchi,

OBJECTIVES:To identify predictors of poor overall survival (OS) amongst patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma (pSCC) with clinical inguinal lymphadenopathy (cN+), in order to define the best candidates for neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS:Using an international, multicentre database of 924 patients with pSCC, we identified 334 men who harboured ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2020, 125(6):867-875]

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Reply by Authors.

Mounsif Azizi, Ahmet M Aydin, Ali Hajiran, Andrew Lai, Ambuj Kumar, Charles C Peyton, Suks Minhas, Guru P Sonpavde, Jad Chahoud, Lance C Pagliaro, Andrea Necchi, Philippe E Spiess,

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 203(6):1155]

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Urinary leak following partial nephrectomy: a contemporary review of 975 cases.

Charles C Peyton, Ali Hajiran, Kevin Morgan, Mounsif Azizi, Dominic Tang, Juan Chipollini, Scott M Gilbert, Michael Poch, Wade J Sexton, Philippe E Spiess,

<h4>Introduction</h4>To describe the incidence, contemporary management, risk factors and outcomes of urinary leak following open and robotic partial nephrectomy at a tertiary care, comprehensive cancer center.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We reviewed 975 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy at Moffitt Cancer Center from January 2009 to May 2017. Patient demographic, perioperative and follow ... Read more >>

Can J Urol (The Canadian journal of urology)
[2020, 27(1):10118-10124]

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Efficacy of Preoperative Chemotherapy for High Risk Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma.

Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Firas Petros, Mounsif Azizi, Mohit Gupta, Donald Schweitzer, Vitaly Margulis, Takehiro Iwata, Shoji Kimura, Ahmad Shabsigh, Alberto Briganti, Ja H Ku, Tim Muilwijk, Wassim Kassouf, Surena F Matin, Philippe E Spiess, Phillip M Pierorazio, Kees Hendricksen, Shahrokh F Shariat, ,

PURPOSE:The impact of preoperative chemotherapy in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma remains poorly investigated. We assessed the rates of pathological complete response (pT0N0/X) and downstaging (pT1N0/X or less) at radical nephroureterectomy after preoperative chemotherapy and evaluated their impact on survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS:This was an international observational study ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 203(6):1101-1108]

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Primary tumor size thresholds in stage IA testicular seminoma: Implications for adjuvant therapy after orchiectomy and survival.

Mounsif Azizi, Charles C Peyton, David C Boulware, Scott M Gilbert, Wade J Sexton,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Primary tumor size (PTS) is the main prognostic factor for relapse in clinical stage (CS) IA testicular seminoma (T1N0M0S0) and the 8th edition of the Tumor-Node-Metastasis staging system now subcategorizes pT1 tumors into pT1a and pT1b based on PTS (<3 cm and ≥3 cm, respectively). We attempted to assess PTS ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2020, 38(1):7.e9-7.e18]

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis-Is there a Benefit in Using Neoadjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Mounsif Azizi, Ahmet M Aydin, Ali Hajiran, Andrew Lai, Ambuj Kumar, Charles C Peyton, Suks Minhas, Guru P Sonpavde, Jad Chahoud, Lance C Pagliaro, Andrea Necchi, Philippe E Spiess,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a recommended treatment for patients with penile cancer with bulky inguinal lymphadenopathy or unresectable primary tumors, although there is no evidence of its benefit from randomized trials.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We conducted a systematic search in Embase® and MEDLINE® for studies reporting on patients who received preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 203(6):1147-1155]

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Therapeutic strategies for uncommon testis cancer histologies: teratoma with malignant transformation and malignant testicular sex cord stromal tumors.

Mounsif Azizi, Ahmet M Aydin, Salim K Cheriyan, Charles C Peyton, Matthew Montanarella, Scott M Gilbert, Wade J Sexton,

Testicular cancer is the most common solid malignancy in male adolescents and young adults, with germ cell derived seminomas and non-seminomas being by far the most common histologies. Teratoma with somatic-type malignancy is a rare chemo-resistant phenotype of testis cancer associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced stage disease. ... Read more >>

Transl Androl Urol (Translational andrology and urology)
[2020, 9(Suppl 1):S91-S103]

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Current management and management controversies in early- and intermediate-stage of nonseminoma germ cell tumors.

Salim K Cheriyan, Marilin Nicholson, Ahmet M Aydin, Mounsif Azizi, Charles C Peyton, Wade J Sexton, Scott M Gilbert,

Early stage nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT) remains a treatable disease, with stage I cancer specific survival exceeding 95%. Using a risk-adapted approach; active surveillance (AS), adjuvant chemotherapy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) all options for treatment; with surveillance being increasingly used. With persistently elevated markers (stage IS), chemotherapy ... Read more >>

Transl Androl Urol (Translational andrology and urology)
[2020, 9(Suppl 1):S45-S55]

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Diagnostic Value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography with Computed Tomography for Lymph Node Staging in Patients with Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma.

Charlotte S Voskuilen, Donald Schweitzer, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen, Anna M Nielsen, Steven Joniau, Tim Muilwijk, Andrea Necchi, Mounsif Azizi, Philippe E Spiess, Alberto Briganti, Marco Bandini, Karolien Goffin, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Erik van Werkhoven, Shahrokh F Shariat, Evanguelos Xylinas, Nessn H Azawi, Ja Hyeon Ku, Beat Foerster, Bas W G van Rhijn, Erik Vegt, Kees Hendricksen,

<h4>Background</h4>Presence of lymph node metastases (LNM) is an important prognostic factor for cancer-specific survival (CSS) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). In various neoplasms, <sup>18</sup>F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) is an established modality for preoperative lymph node (LN) staging. In UTUC, the diagnostic value of ... Read more >>

Eur Urol Oncol (European urology oncology)
[2020, 3(1):73-79]

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Intrinsic radiosensitivity, genomic-based radiation dose and patterns of failure of penile cancer in response to adjuvant radiation therapy.

Zhigang Yuan, G Daniel Grass, Mounsif Azizi, Kamran A Ahmed, G Sean J Yoder, Eric A Welsh, William J Fulp, Jasreman Dhillon, Javier F Torres-Roca, Anna R Giuliano, Philippe E Spiess, Peter A Johnstone,

Purpose:Optimal postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) dose is unclear in penile squamous cell carcinoma (PeSCC). Herein, we characterized the radiosensitivity index (RSI) and genomic-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) profiles in a cohort of patients with PeSCC, and assessed the application of GARD to personalize PORT. Methods:A total of 25 PeSCC samples were ... Read more >>

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother (Reports of practical oncology and radiotherapy : journal of Greatpoland Cancer Center in Poznan and Polish Society of Radiation Oncology)
[2019, 24(6):593-599]

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Prognosis of the 8th TNM Staging System for Penile Cancer and Refinement of Prognostication by Incorporating High Risk Human Papillomavirus Status.

Beihe Wang, Weijie Gu, Fangning Wan, Yu Wei, Wenjun Xiao, Xiaolin Lu, Guiming Zhang, Jiaquan Zhou, Qifeng Wang, Xuefei Ding, Mounsif Azizi, Philippe E Spiess, DingWei Ye, Yao Zhu,

<h4>Purpose</h4>We evaluated the prognostic value of the 8th TNM staging system and assessed a modified N stage incorporating high risk human papillomavirus status in a multicenter cohort.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Included in analysis were 292 patients with M0 penile squamous cell carcinoma from a total of 6 referral centers. High risk human ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2020, 203(3):562-569]

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Identifying and Codifying Complications after Radical Cystectomy: Comparison of Administrative Diagnostic and Procedure Codes, and Clinical Chart Review.

Charles C Peyton, Richard R Reich, Dominic Tang, Brandon Alford, Mounsif Azizi, Roger Li, Wade J Sexton, Michael Poch, Scott M Gilbert,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To our knowledge the reliability of administrative claims codes to report postoperative radical cystectomy complications has not been examined. We compared complications identified by claims data to those abstracted from clinical chart review following radical cystectomy.<h4>Methods</h4>We manually reviewed the charts of 268 patients treated with radical cystectomy between 2014 and ... Read more >>

J Urol (The Journal of urology)
[2019, 202(5):913-919]

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Identifying an optimal lymph node yield for penile squamous cell carcinoma: prognostic impact of surgical dissection.

Juan Chipollini, Mounsif Azizi, Salvatore Lo Vullo, Luigi Mariani, Yao Zhu, Ding W Ye, Antonio Augusto Ornellas, Nick Watkin, Michael Ager, Oliver Hakenberg, Axel Heidenreich, Daniele Raggi, Mario Catanzaro, Paulo Ornellas, Roberto Salvioni, Salim K Cheriyan, Andrea Necchi, Phillippe E Spiess,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the prognostic impact of lymph node yield (LNY) on survival outcomes for penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).<h4>Patients and methods</h4>In all, 532 patients who underwent inguinal LN dissection (ILND) across tertiary referral centres from Europe, China, Brazil and North America were retrospectively evaluated. From this cohort, 198 patients received ... Read more >>

BJU Int (BJU international)
[2020, 125(1):82-88]

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Important surgical concepts and techniques in inguinal lymph node dissection.

Juan Chipollini, Jenny Garcia-Castaneda, Alfredo Harb-De la Rosa, Salim Cheriyan, Mounsif Azizi, Philippe E Spiess,

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Penile cancer is a rare disease with significant physical and psychosocial morbidity. It has a propensity to spread to the inguinal lymph nodes where it can progress to the pelvis and beyond. Here, we present a contemporary review on the surgical management of the lymph nodes. RECENT FINDINGS:Appropriate ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Urol (Current opinion in urology)
[2019, 29(3):286-292]

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Nomogram-based prediction of overall survival after regional lymph node dissection and the role of perioperative chemotherapy in penile squamous cell carcinoma: A retrospective multicenter study.

Andrea Necchi, Salvatore Lo Vullo, Luigi Mariani, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye, Antonio A Ornellas, Nick Watkin, Michael Ager, Oliver W Hakenberg, Axel Heidenreich, Daniele Raggi, Mario Catanzaro, Roberto Salvioni, Juan Chipollini, Mounsif Azizi, Philippe E Spiess,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To improve the prognostic allocation of patients with penile squamous-cell carcinoma (PSCC) receiving regional lymph node dissection (LND).<h4>Patients and methods</h4>An international, multicenter, retrospective study was performed on patients with PSCC who received regional LND, with or without perioperative therapy, from 1980 to 2017. We first used a random forest (RF) ... Read more >>

Urol Oncol (Urologic oncology)
[2019, 37(8):531.e7-531.e15]

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Patient presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of penile lesions.

Juan Chipollini, Alfredo Harb De la Rosa, Mounsif Azizi, Bobby Shayegan, Kevin C Zorn, Philippe E Spiess,

Can Urol Assoc J (Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada)
[2019, 13(2 Suppl 1):S2-S8]

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