Diagnostic work-up and risk stratification in patients with bladder cancer before and after treatment must be refined to optimize management and improve outcomes. MRI has been suggested as a non-invasive technique for bladder cancer staging and assessment of response to systemic therapy.
High-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (HR-NMIBC) presents a challenge to many physicians due to its ability to resist Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) intravesical therapy and the substantial rate of progression into muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC).
– If approved, the combination would be the first and only antibody-drug conjugate plus PD-1 inhibitor treatment alternative to chemotherapy in this patient population –
Reno, Nevada (UroToday.com) -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE:4503, President and CEO: Naoki Okamura, "Astellas") and Seagen Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) announced that on November 30, 2023 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for priority review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for PADCEV® (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) as a combination therapy for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (la/mUC), a form of bladder cancer that has spread to surrounding organs or muscles, or other parts of the body.
To report the outcomes of intra- and extra-peritoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with Hugo™ robot-assisted surgery (RAS) system (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA).
To describe the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of participants in a prospective 12-month observational cohort study of new bladder cancer (BC) diagnoses and compare with national cancer and general population surveys.
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and aberrant energy metabolism are pivotal biological processes in tumor progression, significantly impacting tumor prognosis. However, the relationship between EMT, energy metabolism, and the immune microenvironment in bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA) remains inadequately understood.
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) plays a central role in the cellular response to DNA damage and ATM alterations are common in several tumor types including bladder cancer. However, the specific impact of ATM alterations on therapy response in bladder cancer is uncertain.
In the immunotherapy era it is difficult to predict patient prognosis on the basis of radiological staging alone, especially for the subgroup with stable disease (SD), which encompasses a wide range of clinical outcomes.
This summary provides the results of a study of two treatments for cancer, enfortumab vedotin and pembrolizumab, that were studied together against locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (la/mUC), a cancer that occurs most commonly in the bladder.