The Treatment of Bladder Cancer

Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, chairman of the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Taussig Cancer Institute and professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, discusses the treatment of bladder cancer.

Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, chairman of the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Taussig Cancer Institute and professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, discusses the treatment of bladder cancer.

Clinical Pearls

Bladder cancer has been difficult to treat for two reasons: It is an aggressive epithelial cancer and has been treated primarily with chemotherapy. MLN8237 and other compounds are being looked at in phase II studies to generate enthusiasm for phase III trials.

  • Bladder cancer is an aggressive epithelial cancer and has been primarily treated with chemotherapy
  • MLN8237 and other compounds are in phase II studies, looking to generate enthusiasm for large phase III trials