Nadofaragene firadenovec, an adenovirus vector-based gene therapy containing the gene interferon alfa-2b, achieved a complete response in 53% of patients with carcinoma in situ with or without concomitant high-grade Ta or T1 papillary disease at 3 months.
Higher body mass index, a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and black race are associated with an increased risk of reoperation within 30 days of racial cystectomy, a study found.
This review discusses nutritional interventions and management of nutritional status in elderly patients with cancer.
Laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, and open radical cystectomy are associated with similar long-term oncologic outcomes among patients with muscle-invasive or high-risk nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer, according to findings from the CORAL study, the only randomized trial comparing the 3 surgical approaches. In the study, investigators randomly assigned patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC, 38 patients) or high-risk non-muscle…
FDA label change linked to decrease in immunotherapy use, increases in chemotherapy use, PD-L1 testing
High intake of stewed or roasted meat, but not boiled, fried, or preserved meat, is associated with increased odds of bladder cancer, a case-control study found.
First-line treatment with both atezolizumab and platinum-based chemotherapy (PBC) is associated with prolonged progression-free survival vs PBC alone in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer, a study found.
In a study of patients with high-risk muscle-invasive bladder cancer, patients who received cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy had a 3.6 times higher rate of pathologic complete response compared with those who had upfront radical cystectomy.
In a study, women with bladder cancer had approximately 1.5-fold higher mortality than men — but only in the short term.
What is the proper procedure for handling bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) waste? Does the room need to be closed off after instilling the drug into the bladder?