Bladder Cancer and Chemotherapy Drug Shortages


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In an important and timely podcast, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Gopa Iyer, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he is section head for urothelial cancer. They discuss the disturbing shortage of platinum-based chemotherapy drugs for bladder cancer patients, most commonly called cisplatin and carboplatin.

They cover:

Dr. Gopa Iyer
  • Why these drugs are in short supply
  • Short and long-term solutions for the shortages
  • When the shortages began
  • How they impact patients who have muscle invasive bladder cancer
  • What options bladder cancer patients have
  • What the US Food and Drug Administration is doing to solve the shortages

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