Dr. Kamran on including immunotherapy in bladder-preservation therapy

“The NRG SWOG 1806 trial is a phase 3 trial randomizing patients to standard trimodality therapy or trimodality therapy plus atezolizumab,” says Sophia Kamran, MD.

Sophia Kamran, MD, discusses the potential of adding immune-checkpoint inhibitors, such as the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq) to bladder-preservation, or “trimodal,” therapy for patients with bladder cancer. Kamran is a radiation oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School.