Media Articles Related to Valstar (Valrubicin)
The immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, is active against mucosal melanoma tumours and prolongs survival for patients with bladder cancer
Source: Urology / Nephrology News From Medical News Today [2017.01.30]
Clinical trials of a new immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, have shown that it prolongs life significantly for patients with bladder cancer and is active against a rare sub-type of melanoma, called...
Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion
Source: Urology / Nephrology News From Medical News Today [2017.01.09]
Researchers at Okayama University have uncovered a potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer.
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Source: MedicineNet Bladder Cancer Specialty [2016.11.08]
Title: Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
More Evidence Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk a Bit
Source: MedicineNet rosiglitazone Specialty [2016.03.31]
Title: More Evidence Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk a Bit
Category: Health News
Created: 3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Biological Therapy Specialty [2016.02.26]
Title: Bladder Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Published Studies Related to Valstar (Valrubicin)
Factors affecting valrubicin response in patients with bacillus Calmette-Guerin-refractory bladder carcinoma in situ. [2011.05]
OBJECTIVE: Patients with bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-refractory carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the bladder are candidates for intravesical (IVe) valrubicin. This post-hoc analysis of data from the pivotal phase 3, prospective, open-label study of valrubicin evaluated the effects of patient characteristics and past treatments on the response to valrubicin... CONCLUSIONS: In these patients with BCG-refractory CIS, complete responders to valrubicin did not differ significantly from partial or nonresponders in the number of prior courses or instillations. The results suggest that therapy with valrubicin may be considered in appropriate candidates who have not responded to prior therapies. Cystectomy should be reconsidered when valrubicin treatment fails.
Topical application of valrubicin has a beneficial effect on developing skin tumors. [2010.08]
Valrubicin is a second generation anthracycline characterized by an excellent safety profile presenting no skin toxicity or necrosis upon contact...
Valrubicin in a topical formulation treats psoriasis in a xenograft transplantation model. [2010.02]
Valrubicin is a cytostatic drug currently approved by the American Federal Drug Administration as a trademarked Valstar sterile solution for the treatment of bladder cancer. Valrubicin has shown an excellent therapeutic potential with minimal toxicity.
Clinical Trials Related to Valstar (Valrubicin)
Multi-center Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Maintenance Therapy With Valrubicin Versus no Maintenance, in Subjects Treated With Valrubicin Induction for Carcinoma in Situ (CIS) of the Bladder [Terminated]
This is a Phase 3b open-label, randomized, parallel-arm, multicenter study to evaluate the
efficacy and safety of 10 monthly intravesical administrations of maintenance therapy with
valrubicin following induction with valrubicin as compared to induction with valrubicin only
in subjects with CIS of the bladder. The randomization will be 1: 1 and subjects will be
stratified by tumor type (CIS plus papillary disease vs. CIS only) and time from last
bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) failure (>1 year vs. <1 year).
Intravesical AD 32 (Valrubicin) in Patients With Carcinoma in Situ (CIS) of the Bladder Who Have Failed or Have Recurrence Following Treatment With Bacillus Calmette-guerin (BCG) [Completed]
This is a Phase II/Phase III study of intravesical AD 32 (valrubicin) in patients with
carcinoma in situ (CIS) who have been previously treated with intravesical Bacillus
Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for CIS and in whom recurrence or failure has occurred after multiple
courses of intravesical treatment.
Phase I Study of Percutaneous Valrubicin for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to learn more about how well the drug valrubicin (VALSTARŪ)
works to help treat the patient's cancer when administered through a nephrostomy tube
inserted through their back into their kidney. The study is also being done to determine how
safe and easy it is to tolerate valrubicin at specific dose levels, as well as the way in
which the drug is eliminated from the human body (Pharmacokinetics or PK).
Retrospective Chart Review of Valstar [Completed]
This is an observational study involving a retrospective review of medical records of adult
patients who have been treated with intravesical valrubicin for bladder carcinoma in situ
(CIS) since October 2009.
Surgery With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed or Recurrent Bladder Cancer [Active, not recruiting]
RATIONALE: Transurethral resection is a less invasive type of surgery for bladder cancer and
may have fewer side effects and improve recovery. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different
ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known
whether transurethral resection plus AD 32 is more effective than transurethral resection
alone for bladder cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of transurethral resection
surgery followed by AD 32 with that of transurethral resection alone in treating patients
who have newly diagnosed or recurrent bladder cancer.