Bladder Cancer | Current Treatment: Physician Insights | US | 2020

The bladder cancer market has seen a tremendous uptake of immune checkpoint inhibitors with their approval in the locally advanced / metastatic setting and, in the case of Merck & Co.’s Keytruda, BCG-unresponsive non-muscle-invasive disease. These therapies have significantly altered the treatment landscape for bladder cancer, particularly among the cisplatin-ineligible population. Notably, the entry of two novel agents for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic disease, Janssen’s first-in-class FGFR inhibitor Balversa (erdafitinib) for patients harboring susceptible FGFR genetic alterations, and Astellas / Seattle Genetics’ ADC Padcev (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv), further expands U.S. physicians’ armamentarium beyond standard treatment options.

Questions Answered

  • What percentage of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients receive maintenance BCG therapy, and how does this percentage vary by stage and histologic grade?
  • What is the uptake of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the United States across therapy lines? How are immune checkpoint inhibitors faring against older (e.g., platinum-based chemotherapy) and/or newer therapies (e.g., Balversa, Padcev)?
  • How do drug-treatment rates vary across key patient populations and treatment lines?
  • What are the main drivers of and obstacles to the treatment with key drugs for unresectable locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer?

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