Investigating Bladder Chemotherapy Instead of Surgery for Low Risk Bladder Cancer (CALIBER)
Patients diagnosed with low risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) are at risk of frequent low grade recurrence, which usually necessitates surgical intervention under general anaesthetic. This multicentre study aims to establish the short term efficacy of chemoresection using chemotherapy within the bladder for the treatment of NMIBC.
Should the levels of complete response following chemoresection meet predefined criteria, a larger phase III trial would be developed to assess longer term disease related endpoints, with the aim of standardising management of recurrent low risk NMIBC and potentially removing the need for over a thousand patients each year to undergo surgery.
|Study start date||2014-02-19|