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Intravesical Gemcitabine

2 years 2 weeks ago #55632 by dtat60
https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/local-doctors-make-bladder-cancer-breakthrough

SAN ANTONIO – Doctors from UT Health San Antonio have found a game changer to treat bladder cancer.

They published their findings, alongside partners across the country, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Doctors found that right after a tumor is removed, injecting a common chemotherapy drug called Gemcitabine into the bladder reduces cancer from coming back by 47%.

"Gemcitabine, particularly, is very safe and inexpensive. If done correctly and the medication is in the bladder, the side effects are minimal,” says UT Health urology surgeon Dr. Robert Svatek.

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