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Treatment protocols for bladder cancer

Tim Brenner, PharmD, BCOP
Shrina Duggal, PharmD, BCOP
Jim Natale, PharmD, BCOP
Scott M Wirth, PharmD, BCOP
Section Editor
John W Mucenski, PharmD
Deputy Editor
Michael E Ross, MD


The following material represents a subset of chemotherapy regimens that are used for the treatment of patients with bladder cancer in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant, or metastatic setting. This is not an exhaustive list; it includes regimens that are considered by the authors and editors to be commonly used and important for the care of patients with bladder cancer. Additional regimens may be added over time, particularly as treatment for bladder cancer evolves.

This topic review is intended to provide only a listing of chemotherapy regimens. It does not address the appropriate context for use of these regimens in the care of patients with bladder cancer. Clinicians should refer to the individual disease-oriented topic reviews that discuss the use of these protocols in appropriate clinical situations:

(See "Neoadjuvant treatment options for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer", section on 'Neoadjuvant chemotherapy'.)

(See "Adjuvant chemotherapy for muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder".)

(See "Treatment of metastatic urothelial cancer of the bladder and urinary tract".)


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