Platinum-based chemo shows modest benefit in bladder Ca

October 1, 2003

Chicago-Neoadjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy is associatedwith a statistically significant improvement in the overall survival ofpatients with locally advanced bladder cancer, according to the resultsof a recent meta-analysis presented at the AUA annual meeting here. However,the treatment benefit is not strong enough to support a recommendation forusing neoadjuvant chemotherapy in this setting, said Amir Sherif, MD, PhD,speaking on behalf of the Nordic Cooperative Bladder Cancer Group.