Heated Intravesical Chemotherapy: Biology and Clinical Utility.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer can be a challenging disease to manage. In recent years, hyperthermia therapy in conjunction with intravesical therapy has been gaining traction as a treatment option for bladder cancer, especially if Bacillus Calmette-Guerin might not be available. Trials of intravesical chemotherapy with heat are few and there has been considerable heterogeneity between studies. However, multiple new trials have accrued and high-quality data are forthcoming. In this review, we discuss the role of combined intravesical hyperthermia and chemotherapy as a novel approach for the treatment of bladder cancer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, WP; Longo, TA; Inman, BA

Published Date

  • February 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 72

PubMed ID

  • 31757301

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6917042

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-318X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ucl.2019.09.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States