Bladder Cancer VL

Advances in Bladder Cancer - Systemic Therapies Including Immunotherapy - Petros Grivas

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(Length of Discussion: 30 min) Petros Grivas and Alicia Morgans discuss the progress in systemic and immunotherapy in advanced bladder cancer. They discuss the biologic and immunologic background of urothelial cancer that paves the way for the development of potential biomarkers, as well as possible therapeutic targets in this disease. They share insights on the significant advances in systemic th...

Minimizing Treatment Burden and Biomarkers in Bladder Cancer - Badrinath Konety

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(Length of Interview: 15 min) Badrinath Konety and Alicia Morgans discuss biomarker in bladder cancer. Concepts discussed include incorporating clinical and other disease characteristics into biomarkers, so outcomes can be more accurately predicted. Biographies: Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA , is professor and chair at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the Dougherty Family Chair in Uro-Oncol...

A Revolutionizing Time in Immuno-Oncology for Bladder Cancer - Neal Shore

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(Length of Discussion: 20 min) There has been a limited number of new therapeutics, particularly in the area of patients who would benefit from advanced systemic bladder cancer treatments. Dr. Neal Shore reviews some pioneering work from the past such as MVAC and gemcitabine platinum based combinations but he notes those treatments are where things were left for many many years. The development of...

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Radical Cystectomy: History, Rationale and Programmatic Implementation - Thomas Guzzo

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(Length of Discussion: 34 min) Dr. Thomas Guzzo starts his discussion by dialing back to 1997 to share with listeners the beginning of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and the work of Dr. Kelhlet from Denmark who described multifactorial surgical stress responses such as the pathogenesis of postoperative sleep disturbances as multifactorial, and includes different neural stimulus (surgical s...

Treatment Options for Bladder Cancer: Bringing Life to Years of Sparse Options - Guru Sonpavde

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(Length of Discussion - 9 min) Dr. Alicia Morgans discusses with Dr. Guru Sonpavde the advances in the field of bladder cancer in regards to immunotherapy treatment approaches and recent ongoing clinical trials. Dr. Morgans refers to these treatment options and new studies as bringing a freshness to a desert like climate which has been bladder cancer treatment over the past several decades. Dr. So...

Review of SIU-ICUD Joint Consultation on Bladder Cancer - Thomas Keane

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Dr. Thomas Keane reviews recent data presented at the SIU-ICUD Joint Consultation on Bladder Cancer 2017 conference focusing on a number of presentation highlights. The main purpose of the meeting was for each of the chapter editors to present work from their groups, specifically providing any significant updates from the 2012 edition. They included the level of evidence and grade of recommendatio...

Advanced Bladder Cancer Management: Immunotherapy - Interview with Arjun Balar

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Advanced Bladder Cancer Management: Immunotherapy - Establishing a Clinic of Excellence, an Interview with Alicia Morgans and Arjun Balar Presentation from the 2017 annual LUGPA meeting in Chicago, IL (Length of Discussion: 13 min) Alicia Morgans, MD interviews Dr. Arjun Balar on his take home message on Advanced Bladder Cancer Management: Immunotherapy - Establishing a Clinic of Excellence, the t...

Advanced Bladder Cancer Management: Immunotherapy - Establishing a Clinic of Excellence - Arjun Balar

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Advanced Bladder Cancer Management: Immunotherapy - Establishing a Clinic of Excellence Presentation from the 2017 Annual LUGPA meeting in Chicago, IL (Length of presentation: 28 min) Arjun Balar, MD discusses the need for cancer immunotherapy, a biologically-driven form of therapy where the body’s immune system is used to fight cancer. In the past, Cisplatin/Methotrexate was the therapy of choice...

'To Robot or Not to Robot’: Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer- Bernard Bochner

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'To Robot or Not to Robot’: Radical Cystectomy for MIBC - Bernard Bochner (Length of discussion - 33 minutes) Dr. Ashish Kamat welcomes Dr. Bernard Bochner in a discussion on robotic vs open radical cystectomy surgical options as a new standard of practice in the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). He presents several studies and analyzes results with key oncologic outcomes in the...

Myths and Mysteries Surrounding Adjuvant Therapy for NMIBC - Ashish Kamat

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(Length of lecture - 32 minutes) Ashish Kamat, MD presents on the myths and mysteries surrounding adjuvant therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Dr. Kamat explains the non-homogenous characteristics and lack of uniformity in risk factors of NMIBC. He discusses study results of BCG contribution to reduction in progression of NMIBC when maintenance is used. For reference, PDF of sl...