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Efficacy and Safety of Flexible BLC with Cysview® in the Surveillance of Bladder Cancer - Sia Daneshmand

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Siamak Daneshmand reviews the objectives of the Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® flexible study, "Efficacy and Safety of Flexible BLC with Cysview in the Surveillance of Bladder Cancer". The main objective points discussed are whether or not flexible BLC cystoscopy resulted in increase detection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, particularly CIS and to see if repeat use of Cysview was safe...

Patient Reported Outcomes in the Use of Blue Light Cystoscopy in the Surveillance of Bladder Cancer - Angela B. Smith

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Angela Smith reviews the patient reported outcomes (PROs) outlined in the article "Efficacy and Safety of Flexible BLC with Cysview® in the Surveillance of Bladder Cancer". Angela’s discussion includes how these PROs are incorporated into clinical practice and into the management of bladder cancer patients. Biography: Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery/Urology UNC...

Blue Light Cystoscopy for Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer - A Journal Club Review by Badrinath Konety

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Badrinath Konety presents Blue light cystoscopy for the diagnosis of bladder cancer: Results from the US prospective multicenter registry. Blue light cystoscopy (BLC) using hexaminolevulinate HCL (Cysview®) has been previously shown to improve the detection of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). The objective of this study was to evaluate the detection of malignant lesions in a heterogenou...

High Grade Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer and BCG Refractory Patient - Josh Meeks

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(Length of Discussion: 12 min) Alicia Morgans and Josh Meeks highlight ongoing trials in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Reviews of SWOG 1602 and 1605, highlight the great work being done in the search for treatment options for patients with this disease, the ultimate hope for patients is to retain their bladder and potentially be cancer-free. Biographies: Joshua J Meeks, MD, Ph.D., is an Assi...

Update on Bladder Cancer, Current Trials and Treatments - Bishoy Faltas

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(Length of Presentation: 10 min) Alicia Morgans, MD and Bishoy Faltas, MD have an energetic conversation about the tremendous progress they have seen in the recent years in bladder cancer. Dr. Faltas takes us through some of the current research with IO therapy, specifically checkpoint inhibition; where they are currently used and where the clinical data may expand the use of these agents. He revi...

CARMENA in mRCC and Surgical Management Cases in Bladder Cancer from ASCO 2018 - Tom Keane

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(Length of Discussion: 30 min) Tom Keane, MBBCh, FRCSI, FACS provides a detailed overview of the CARMENA study, presented by Arnaud Mejean MD, Ph.D. at ASCO 2018. This Phase III randomized trial assessed the utility and timing of CNx in the treatment paradigm of mRCC comparing patients who were randomized to either CNx and sunitinib vs sunitinib alone without CNx. He discusses the clinical applica...

Updates in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma - Highlights from ASCO 2018 - Petros Grivas

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(Length of Discussion: 23 min) Petros Grivas and Alicia Morgans talk post-ASCO 2018 about a number of studies and abstracts presented. The first they review is the ABACUS study presented by Thomas Powles, MD. This single arm, phase II study investigated two cycles of atezolizumab (1200mg every three weeks) prior to radical cystectomy among patients with T2-4N0M0 urothelial carcinoma. The second st...

FDA ALERT: Efficacy Issue Identified in Some Patients Taking Pembrolizumab or Atezolizumab as Monotherapy to Treat Advanced Urothelial Cancer - Petros Grivas

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(Length of Discussion: 16 min) Petros Grivas and Alicia Morgans discuss the late-breaking FDA Alert announcing the label changes for Pembrolizumab and Atezolizumab as Monotherapy to Treat Urothelial Cancer with Low Expression of PD-L1. Biographies: Petros Grivas MD, Ph.D. a medical oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with expertise in genitourinary cancers such as bladder cancer, prostate c...

Update in Immuno-Oncology in Bladder Cancer - Arjun Balar

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(Length of conversation: 14 minutes) Alicia Morgans and Arjun Balar converse on the long-term efficacy data of atezolizumab in the 1st line setting as well as the 2nd line setting from the single-arm phase 2 trial. Discussion evolves to the recent safety alerts by the FDA highlighting the two studies, Keynote 361 and IMvigor 130. They question the applicability to clinical practice and the challen...

Journey from Oncologist to Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate - Burton Needles

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Medical oncologist, bladder cancer survivor, and author of Journey from Oncologist to Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate in the Era of Precision Medicine, Burt Needles who was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer, plasmacytoid variant in 2013, talks with Alicia Morgans about his unique perspective as a medical oncologist and clinician to a cancer survivor and patient advocate. Biographie...