Bladder Cancer Detection Videos

Weathering the Current BCG Shortage Crisis - Michael O’Donnell

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Michael O'Donnell shares his insight into managing the current BCG shortage crisis, highlighting ways to make the most out of the current supply and explains a few alternative intravesical agents that could be used in place of BCG for treating patients with bladder cancer. Dr. O'Donnell explains how risk can be assessed while prioritizing high-risk patients and shares advice as to how treatment pl...

Alternative Strategies to Deliver Bladder Cancer Investigation During COVID-19 and Beyond - Neal Shore

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Recorded Date: April 18, 2020 Many of the tests used to diagnose and detect bladder cancer involve invasive procedures. Non-invasive testing options are equally effective and can be applied in this COVID-19 environment where we want to limit patients needing to come into the clinics for tests. In this discussion Neal Shore, Sima Porten, and Tom Nifong discuss Cxbladder a non-invasive, urine-based...

Current and Emerging Therapies for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer after BCG - Chris Wallis & Zach Klaassen

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For this Journal Club, Christopher Wallis, MD, and Zach Klasseen, MD discuss a recently published meta-analysis on treatment options for patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer unresponsive or refractory to BCG therapy. They provide context for this review and discuss the clinical relevance of managing the risk of recurrence in NMIBC. Biographies: Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc, Urologic Oncol...

Management of High-Grade T1 Bladder Cancer: Cystectomy versus BCG - Bernard Bochner & Paolo Gontero

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Ashish Kamat welcomes leading bladder cancer experts Paolo Gontero and Bernard Bochner to engage in a debate considering a hypothetical patient with nonmuscle invasive high-grade T1 disease. Dr. Bochner starts by addressing different treatment options for patients presenting with T1 disease while acknowledging that T1 disease is a spectrum and can be variably invasive. He discusses BCG as a treatm...

Implications of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Shortage - Joshua Meeks

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Joshua Meeks joins Alicia Morgans to discuss the current BCG shortage and its implications for treatment options in the bladder cancer community. Dr. Meeks highlights clinical data on the matter presented by other clinicians at the conference, as well as his own personal expertise on how he manages the patient selection and the risk stratification process for BCG resources in his own clinic. Biogr...

Evaluation of Cxbladder and Adjudication of Atypical Cytology and Equivocal Cystoscopy - Badrinath Konety

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Cxbladder diagnostic tests combine genomic information from urinary mRNA with phenotypic information to either rule out low-risk individuals or identify patients at a high risk of urothelial carcinoma (UC). In this video presentation, Badrinath Konety overviews this study which aimed to evaluate the performance of Cxbladder and urine cytology and Cxbladder's adjudication of atypical cytology and e...

Pembrolizumab in the BCG-unresponsive NMIBC Patients - Arjun Balar

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Joining Ashish Kamat is Arjun Balar, both experts in the field of bladder cancer and each closely involved with the FDA approval of pembrolizumab in the BCG-unresponsive bladder cancer population. Dr. Balar outlines the history of the drug, how the study which led to the FDA approval in NMIBC was designed. Dr. Balar also expands in his approach to counseling his patients who are considering pembro...