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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the antineoplastic activity of piritrexim and its effect on the survival of patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma previously treated with systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy. II. Evaluate the toxicity of piritrexim in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive piritrexim by mouth 3 times daily, 5 days a week, for 3 weeks followed by 1 week of rest. Patients with responding or stable disease continue treatment every 4 weeks until unacceptable toxicity or progression intervenes.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 40 patients will be entered over 5-6 months if at least 1 response is observed in the first 14 evaluable patients.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Emory University Hospital - Atlanta
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:55-0400
The purpose of this study is to find out the highest safe dose of the investigational drug CP-675,206 when given in combination with BCG therapy to patients who have experienced recurrent ...
The purpose of this study is to learn about the quality of life of people living with bladder cancer. We are interested in learning about how the treatments for bladder cancer affect peopl...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of androgen deprivation therapy through administration of enzalutamide on preventing bladder cancer recurrences in patients with non-musc...
The goal of this laboratory research study is to see if researchers can predict whose cancer will stay in remission and whose will return in patients receiving treatment for bladder cancer
RATIONALE: Studying quality of life in patients with bladder cancer may help determine the long-term effects of bladder cancer and may help improve the quality of life for patients in the ...
Bladder cancer is the most common urogenital tumor with substantial morbidity, high recurrence rate and mortality. miRNAs, a class of endogenous noncoding RNA, were found to involve in the genesis, ma...
Despite that nearly 75% of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with nonmuscle-invasive disease, our understanding of the biological landscape in bladder cancer is primarily within the context of mus...
Transurethral resection of bladder cancer (TURB) is the critical step in the management of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This review presents new improvements in the strategy and techniqu...
Smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer, but the relationship between smoking cessation after initial treatment and bladder cancer recurrence has been investigated less frequently and not pr...
To investigate the expression of amyloid precursor protein in bladder cancer, and to study its role in malignant bladder cancer cell behaviors.
Tumors or cancer of the URINARY BLADDER.
A HERNIA-like condition in which the weakened pelvic muscles cause the URINARY BLADDER to drop from its normal position. Fallen urinary bladder is more common in females with the bladder dropping into the VAGINA and less common in males with the bladder dropping into the SCROTUM.
Involuntary discharge of URINE as a result of physical activities that increase abdominal pressure on the URINARY BLADDER without detrusor contraction or overdistended bladder. The subtypes are classified by the degree of leakage, descent and opening of the bladder neck and URETHRA without bladder contraction, and sphincter deficiency.
An abnormal passage in the URINARY BLADDER or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.
Blocked urine flow through the bladder neck, the narrow internal urethral opening at the base of the URINARY BLADDER. Narrowing or strictures of the URETHRA can be congenital or acquired. It is often observed in males with enlarged PROSTATE glands.
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Erectile Dysfunction Urology Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract and diseases that affect it. Examples include urethritis, urethrostenosis and incontinence. Urology is a su...