The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) published it's first clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of Bladder Carcinoma in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer in 2017. An update to this guideline is currently in progress and anticipated to publish in early 2021.SITC's Cancer Immunotherapy Guidelines program is a collection of CPGs developed by multi-disciplinary panels of experts who draw from their own practical experience as well as evidence in the published literature and clinical trial data to develop evidence- and consensus-based recommendations. SITC uses as a model the Institute of Medicine's 2011 "Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines" to ensure the recommendations are unbiased, transparent and balanced.The 2017 guideline covers the immunotherapeutic drugs approved for the treatment of bladder cancer include several checkpoint inhibitors and the immunotherapeutic vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG).This guideline will aid oncologists in effective clinical decision-making concerning patient selection, toxicity management, response evaluation, and the sequencing or combination of therapies, and patient quality of life issues.
Published Aug. 15, 2017 in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC) as "The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer consensus statement on immunotherapy for the treatment of bladder carcinoma."
Arjun V. Balar, MD — Perlmutter Cancer Center - New York University Langone Medical Center
Peter Black, MD, FACS, FRCSC — The University of British Columbia
Matthew T. Campbell, MD, MS — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gail S. Dykstra, Patient Research Advocate — Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN); Dykstra Research
Petros Grivas, MD, PhD — University of Washington
Shilpa Gupta, MD — Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Christopher J. Hoimes, MD — Duke Cancer Institute
Lidia P. Lopez, APN-C — The University of California Los Angeles
Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD — Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS — Fox Chase Cancer Center
Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD — Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Neil Shore, MD, FACS — Carolina Urologic Research Center
Gary D. Steinberg, MD — Perlmutter Cancer Center - New York University Langonge Medical Center
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