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Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced and Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced and Metastatic Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy plays an important role in the management of patients with locally advanced and metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract. Chemotherapeutic regimens have evolved from use of single drugs with low response rates and a short median survival to combination chemotherapy with inclusion of new active drugs which achieve response rates up to 75–80% and the possibility of cure in about 15% of patients with good performance status and without visceral metastases. Patients with a primary good response are candidates for subsequent surgery or radiotherapy of residual disease. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Cancer Springer Journals

Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced and Metastatic Bladder Cancer

American Journal of Cancer , Volume 4 (1) – Dec 31, 2005

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer Automotive Media
Subject
Pharmacy; Pharmacy
ISSN
1175-6357
DOI
10.2165/00024669-200504010-00001
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Abstract

Chemotherapy plays an important role in the management of patients with locally advanced and metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract. Chemotherapeutic regimens have evolved from use of single drugs with low response rates and a short median survival to combination chemotherapy with inclusion of new active drugs which achieve response rates up to 75–80% and the possibility of cure in about 15% of patients with good performance status and without visceral metastases. Patients with a primary good response are candidates for subsequent surgery or radiotherapy of residual disease.

Journal

American Journal of CancerSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 31, 2005

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