Intravesical Gemcitabine Instillation Followed by Transurethral Resection for the Treatment of Patients With Superficial Bladder Cancer at Low Risk.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether neoadjuvant intravesical Gemcitabine is enough active in patients with a solitary, low risk superficial bladder cancer.After diagnostic urethrocystoscopy or bladder sonography, all patients will receive intravesical gemcitabine once a week during 6 weeks. Two weeks after finishing antiblastic therapy, all patients will be submitted to a new cystoscopy, with TUR or cold biopsies of the site of the initial lesion.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of 6 Weeks Intravesical Gemcitabine Instillation Followed By Transurethral Resection in Patients Affected By Superficial Bladder Cancer at Low Risk|
- To evaluate pathological complete response rate achieved by 6 week neoadjuvant intravesical administration of Gemcitabine followed by transurethral resection (TUR) or cold biopsies, in patients affected by low risk superficial bladder cancer .
- To assess toxicity profile in the same group of patients.
|Study Start Date:||February 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2005|
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