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After 30 years of no new medicine, finally hope for bladder cancer patients

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Advanced-practice nurse Nisha Kumar, from left, and Dr. Gary Steinberg talk with bladder cancer patients and clinical trial participants John Becker and Kevin Williamson at University of Chicago’s Duchossois Center for Advance Medicine. (Vincent D. Johnson / Chicago Tribune).

By Judy Peres
Chicago Tribune

A new class of drugs that retrain the body's immune system to attack cancer cells is bringing hope to people with bladder cancer, a disease for which no new medications have been developed in three decades.

"So much enthusiasm has been generated (by the new drugs) because there weren't a lot of options for these patients," said Dr. Nancy Dawson, director of the genito-urinary oncology program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

While improved treatment and earlier detection have trimmed deaths for most types of cancer over the last 30 years, the mortality rate from bladder cancer has remained stable. Less than 15 percent of patients survive past five years if the disease is diagnosed in its advanced stages. So it was welcome news when the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year approved a new drug for the treatment of advanced or metastatic bladder cancer (that is, cancer that has spread from the bladder to other organs).

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