Matthew Galsky on Treating Different Subsets of Bladder Cancer
MATTHEW GALSKY, MD
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Matthew Galsky, MD, medical oncologist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses treating different subsets of bladder cancer.
The most common type of bladder cancer, non muscle invasive, is highly curable with standard treatment. Cure still remains a possibility as the cancer spreads to the muscle later, though there is an increased chance of further spread. Then as the cancer spreads to regional lymph nodes and then becomes distant metastatic disease, the potential for cure decreases, but Galsky is hopeful that the developments of new targets will offer more options to these patients.