Which mediations are the standard of treatment for metastatic bladder cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The combination of methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and cisplatin (MVAC) is the standard treatment for metastatic bladder cancer. No proven role exists for adjuvant chemotherapy. MVAC has substantial toxicity, which must be weighed against the expected benefit. The major dose-limiting toxicity is myelosuppression.


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