STATEMENT OF NEED
Bladder cancer is the sixth most common malignancy among adults in the United States. Approximately 80,470 new cases are diagnosed annually and 17,670 people die of the disease. More than 90% of patients with bladder cancer have the urothelial carcinoma subtype, which has a high rate of recurrence whether it is low or high grade. Approximately half of all bladder cancers are diagnosed in situ, for which the 5-year relative survival rate is 95%. For tumors diagnosed as a localized, regional, or distant stage, the 5-year survival rate declines to 69%, 35%, and 5%, respectively.
Military, academic, and private practice urologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with urothelial carcinoma.
Arjun V. Balar, MD (Chairperson)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Health
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Arjun V. Balar, MD, discloses that he has served as a consultant for AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Genentech, Incyte, Janssen, Merck, Nektar, Pfizer, and Seattle Genetics. He has received research support from AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Genentech, Immunomedics, Merck, Nektar, and Seattle Genetics. Dr. Balar has served as a speaker for AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Genentech, and Merck. He has also served on the steering committee for Merck and Nektar.
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