What is the role of valrubicin in bladder carcinoma in situ treatment?

Updated: Oct 24, 2019
  • Author: Stanley A Brosman, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Valrubicin has been approved as intravesical chemotherapy for CIS that is refractory to BCG. [9] In patients whose conditions do not respond to BCG, the overall response rate to valrubicin is approximately 20%. In some patients, valrubicin chemotherapy can delay time to cystectomy. Valrubicin is currently not commercially available.


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