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31 October 2018 A gene signature for selecting benefit from Hypoxia Modification of radiotherapy for high-risk bladder cancer patients
CO Journal club webinar
Led by: Dr Yee Pei Song and Dr Ananya Choudhury
Curative treatment options for muscle-invasive bladder cancer include either radical cystectomy or tri-modality bladder preserving treatment (TMT). The addition of radiosensitizers, in the form of chemotherapy agents or hypoxia-modifying agents, to radical radiotherapy has been shown to improve outcomes. There are various radiosensitizing regimens in use in the UK and choice is largely centre dependent. As we move towards the provision of personalised treatment plans, it is vital to consider scientific methods of biologically stratifying patients to the most appropriate treatment option. This article discusses the development of a gene signature that predicts benefit from hypoxia-modifying agents.