Recent Stage IV/Metastatic Bladder Cancer News

Tecentriq® Approved for Bladder Cancer (June 8, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tecentriq (atezolizumab) for the treatment of bladder cancer. Atezolizumab is an immunotherapy agent referred to as a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor,... Continue Reading

Tecentriq® Effective as Initial Therapy in Advanced Bladder Cancer (June 8, 2016)

The immunotherapy agent Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) provides anti-cancer activity when used as initial therapy among patients with advanced bladder cancer who are not able to tolerate standard therapy.... Continue Reading

Cyramza® plus Taxotere® Promising in Advanced Bladder Cancer (March 16, 2015)

The treatment combination of Cyramza® (ramucirumab) plus Taxotere® (docetaxel) appears to extend progression-free survival in patients with advanced bladder cancer that has relapse after previous treatment.... Continue Reading

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer (June 23, 2014)

Results from a recent Phase III clinical trial suggest that patients with invasive bladder cancer may benefit from treatment with immediate adjuvant chemotherapy. These finding were presented at the 2014... Continue Reading

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer (June 12, 2014)

According to results of a Phase I trial presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an investigative drug, MPDL3280A, demonstrates promise for the treatment of PD-L1... Continue Reading

Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery Safe and Effective (January 24, 2013)

Robotic-assisted surgery for invasive bladder cancer is effective and results in less bleeding and shorter hospital stays when compared to the traditional open procedure, according to the results of a... Continue Reading

Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence (April 30, 2012)

Chemotherapy plus radiation reduces the risk of recurrence in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients by nearly 50% compared to radiation alone, according to the results of a study published in the New... Continue Reading

Liposomal Cisplatin Safe for Patients with Renal Insufficiency (June 14, 2011)

Liposomal cisplatin (Nanoplatin®), a chemotherapy drug still in clinical trials, does not cause damage to the kidneys and appears to provide at least equal anti-cancer effects as cisplatin (Platinol®)... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival... Continue Reading

New Bladder-preserving Therapy Promising in Bladder Cancer (November 9, 2010)

A new bladder-preserving approach to treatment of locally invasive bladder cancer appears promising, both for patients for whom radical cystectomy is indicated and for those previously ineligible for curative... Continue Reading