Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Antibiotic are used in the treatment of Urothelial Tumors of the Renal Pelvis and Ureters?

Updated: Aug 07, 2020
  • Author: Kyle A Richards, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Antineoplastics, Antibiotic

Mitomycin pyelocalyceal (Jelmyto, Vesigel)

Mitomycin is an alkylating drug isolated from the broth of Streptomyces caespitosus. It inhibits DNA synthesis. At high concentrations of mitomycin, cellular RNA and protein synthesis are also suppressed. This formulation is for pyelocalyceal use only. It is indicated for treatment of adults with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer (LG-UTUC).

Mitomycin

Mitomycin selectively inhibits DNA synthesis. At high concentrations of the drug, cellular RNA and protein synthesis are also suppressed. Like BCG intravesical, this formulation of mitomycin is for intravesical use.


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