What is the role of valrubicin (Valstar) in the treatment of bladder cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Patients with BCG-refractory CIS may also be treated with intravesical valrubicin (Valstar), which is currently the only FDA-approved agent for this particular indication. However, any patient who has persistent or recurrent disease after BCG should be considered for radical cystectomy, given the high rate of disease progression.

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