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Neoadjuvant administration of the antibody drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin-ejfv represents a potential future treatment option for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer who are ineligible for cisplatin-based chemotherapy.
Vignesh Packiam, MD, discusses the investigation of cabazitaxel and gemcitabine with pembrolizumab in patients who are unresponsive to docetaxel with non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma.
A biologics license application seeking the approval of N-803 in combination with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin in patients with BCG-unresponsive, non–muscle invasive bladder cancer carcinoma in situ with or without Ta or T1 disease has been submitted to the FDA.
Sacituzumab govitecan will be further evaluated in patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic urothelial cancer that has progressed after prior platinum or checkpoint inhibitor therapy, as a part of the phase 3 TROPiCS-04 trial.
Mark T. Fleming, MD, reviews the use of first-line checkpoint inhibitors in bladder cancer, the efficacy of enfortumab vedotin-ejfv in urothelial cancer, and the clinical benefits of using different mechanisms of action to treat renal cell carcinoma.
The recombinant humanized anti–PD-1 monoclonal antibody toripalimab elicited an encouraging objective response rate with an acceptable toxicity profile in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who were refractory to frontline chemotherapy.
Nadofaragene firadenovec combined with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab may play a synergistic role in the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette–Guérin-unresponsive non–muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Data from a retrospective analysis demonstrated that mitomycin gel was safe and effective when administered using an antegrade approach in real-world populations of patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer.
The combination of neoadjuvant tislelizumab and nab-paclitaxel elicited a high rate of pathologic complete response in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, according to preliminary findings from the phase 2 TRUCE-01 trial.
The combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab was not found to significantly improve overall survival over standard-of-care chemotherapy when used in the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic urothelial carcinoma with a PD-L1 expression of 1% or higher.
TROP-2 and Nectin-4, surface cell targets of sacituzumab govitecan and enfortumab vedotin, respectively, are highly expressed in urothelial cancer and variant histology bladder cancer.
Patients with low-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer who received the chemoablative reverse thermal gel UGN-102 were found to have maintained health-related quality-of-life outcomes.
Anirban P. Mitra, MD, PhD, discusses data from an assessment of PD-1 and PD-L1 status on transurethral resection specimens collected from patients with non–muscle-invasive bladder cancer who received nadofaragene firadenovec as part of a phase 3 trial.
Cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced muscle invasive bladder cancer undergoing chemotherapy may benefit from simultaneous treatment with intravenous vitamin C.
Matthew Galsky, MD, discusses long-term data from the phase 3 CheckMate 274 trial evaluating adjuvant nivolumab vs placebo in patients with high-risk, muscle-invasive urothelial cancer.