How Patients Can Navigate the BCG Shortage with Dr. Robert Svatek

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In this episode of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Robert Svatek about how bladder cancer patients can navigate the ongoing BCG shortage.  Rick and Dr. Svatek discuss:

  • What BCG is and how it is used
  • What the different strains are
  • Why there is a BCG shortage
  • What to do if your urologist doesn’t have BCG
  • Alternatives to BCG
  • The trial Dr. Svatek is doing about the Japanese strain
  • The future of BCG treatments
Dr. Robert Svatek
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For more information about BCG and the shortage, listen to our podcast, What’s Up with Bladder Cancer and BCG with Dr. Ashish Kamat.