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Changes in the treatment landscape for metastatic urothelial cancer: current therapy and future directions

  • Sang Hoon Yeon1
  • Hyo Jin Lee1,*,

1Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, 35015 Daejeon, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1805107 Vol.18,Issue 5,May 2022 pp.1-11

Submitted: 01 November 2021 Accepted: 20 December 2021

Published: 31 May 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): Hyo Jin Lee E-mail: cymed@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Despite the development of several new drugs, cisplatin-containing chemotherapy remains the standard frontline option for advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC). Since the cisplatin-based regimen became the standard therapy for metastatic UC, there have been few advances in chemotherapy, until recently. A better understanding of molecular pathobiology of UC and advances in cancer immunology have led to a sharp increase in clinical trials for metastatic UC with the rapidly changing systemic treatment for this disease. This review summarizes current chemotherapy and immunotherapy for metastatic UC, as well as novel agents and ongoing trials.


Keywords

urothelial carcinoma; cytotoxic chemotherapy; immunotherapy; targeted agent; antibody-drug conjugate; biomarker


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Sang Hoon Yeon,Hyo Jin Lee. Changes in the treatment landscape for metastatic urothelial cancer: current therapy and future directions. Journal of Men's Health. 2022. 18(5);1-11.

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