Clinical trial researching immunotherapy for bladder cancer

Patient with Dr. Apolo

Small cell carcinoma of the bladder and other high-grade neuroendocrine tumors of the urinary tract are rare but aggressive cancers: the average survival is about one year. A trial led by Andrea B. Apolo, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, is studying Lurbinectedin and with or without immunotherapy for these diseases.

The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact the NCI Medical Oncology Referral Office at (888) 624-1937 or identifier: NCT06228066

NCI Protocol ID: IRB001523

Official Title: A Phase II Study of Lurbinectedin With or Without Avelumab in Small Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder (LASER)

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Posted on Tue, 06/18/2024