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PIVOT-006 - A Study of Intravesical Cretostimogene Grenadenorepvec for Treatment of Patients with Intermediate-Risk, Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer - Mark Tyson

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Ashish Kamat and Mark Tyson discuss the currently enrolling PIVOT-006 study. Dr. Tyson discusses cretostimogene grenadenorepvec, a conditionally replicating oncolytic adenovirus designed for cancer cell destruction and immunotherapeutic effects. Highlighting four pivotal studies demonstrating the agent's efficacy, especially in BCG unresponsive populations, Dr. Tyson outlines the development of in...

Establishing Nadofaragene Firadenovec in a Large Urology Practice - Daniel Canter

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Ashish Kamat and Daniel Canter discuss the role of nadofaragene firadenovec in the treatment of non muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Dr. Canter, drawing from his firsthand experience in Phase 1, 2, and 3 trials, highlights the therapy's tolerability and its efficacy, particularly noting its superior administration schedule compared to BCG. With a focus on real-world application, they explore the si...

The Microbiome's Impact on the Immunotherapy of Genitourinary Cancers - Sumanta Kumar Pal

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Ashish Kamat and Professor Sumanta (Monty) Pal discuss the microbiome's influence on genitourinary cancers and immunotherapy. Highlighting foundational research, Dr. Pal explains how the gut microbiome composition affects immunotherapy outcomes, with variability in bacterial species linked to treatment responses. He emphasizes the detrimental impact of antibiotics on immunotherapy efficacy and int...

Intravesical Nadofaragene Firadenovec Gene Therapy for BCG-Unresponsive NMIBC - Stephen Boorjian

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Stephen Boorjian discusses rAd-IFNα (nadofaragene firadenovec), a novel intravesical therapy for BCG-unresponsive non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Developed with Dr. Colin Dinney, rAd-IFNα is an adenoviral vector combined with Syn 3, turning the bladder into an interferon bioreactor. The phase three trial showed a 53% complete response rate in patients with carcinoma in situ. Secondary endpoint...

Bladder Cancer: En Bloc Resection Technique Shows Promise - David D'Andrea

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Ashish Kamat welcomes David D'Andrea to discuss the eBLOC trial, focusing on en-bloc versus conventional resection of bladder tumors. He highlights the historical context of TURB (Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor) and its limited evolution over the years. The eBLOC trial, designed to compare en-bloc and conventional TURB, aimed to improve the quality of resection, crucial for accurate stag...

Contemporary Role of Lymph Node Dissection in Genitourinary Cancers: Where Are We in 2023? - Amanda Myers

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Amanda Myers presents a comprehensive review on lymph node dissection in GU cancers as of 2023. She emphasizes its critical role in surgical urologic care for accurate staging and detecting micrometastases. The review, based on systematic research from 2014 to 2023, covers bladder, upper tract, kidney, prostate, and penile cancers. Key findings include the recommendation of standard pelvic lymph n...

Chinese Trial Shows Blue Light Cystoscopy Superior for Bladder Cancer Detection - Hongxian Zhang

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Ashish Kamat welcomes Hongxian Zhang to present a phase III study comparing blue light cystoscopy (BLC) with white light cystoscopy (WLC) for bladder cancer detection in China. Conducted across seven hospitals from November 2022 to June 2023, the study involved 158 patients, with 114 remaining in the final analysis. It demonstrates that BLC, especially with Hexaminolevulinate (HAL) and modern 4K L...

BOND-003 Phase 3 Results: Revolutionizing Bladder Cancer Treatment with Intravesical Cretostimogene Grenadenorepvec Monotherapy for High-Risk BCG-Unresponsive NMIBC - Mark Tyson

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Ashish Kamat welcomes Professor Mark Tyson to discuss the BOND-003 study results on CG0070, cretostimogene grenadenorepvec (creto), for BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Creto, an oncolytic adenovirus, selectively infects and kills cancer cells while sparing normal tissue and induces antitumor immunity. The phase 3 study showed a 75.7% complete response at any time point, with 7...

Promising New Bladder Cancer Data Presented at 2023 SUO Meeting - Laura Bukavina

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Ashish Kamat welcomes Laura Bukavina to discuss highlights from the SUO 2023 meeting, focusing on bladder cancer research. Dr. Bukavina emphasizes the BOND-003 study on cretostimogene (creto), an adenovirus targeting bladder cancer cells with defective retinoblastoma genes. Creto shows a 75.7% complete response rate, with 74.4% lasting over six months. Another key topic is the ENVISION trial, exam...

Bladder Cancer Patients Experience High Burden From Current Intravesical Therapy Model - Amanda Myers

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Ruchika Talwar interviews Amanda Myers about her study on at-home intravesical therapy for bladder cancer patients. Dr. Myers' was inspired by patients' desire for a more convenient treatment method. The study, conducted through a cross-sectional survey of the BCAN Patient Survey Network, involved 233 respondents who had undergone at least one dose of intravesical therapy. Key findings include sig...