Intravesical Gemcitabine and Docetaxel for BCG na ve Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

  • End date
    Jun 17, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Updated on 17 September 2021
carcinoma in situ
luteinizing hormone
bladder cancer
invasive bladder cancer
transurethral resection
bladder tumor
intravesical bcg
bcg vaccine
intravesical bcg therapy


A single-arm, two-stage, open-label, phase 2 study investigating the safety and efficacy of intravesical gemcitabine/docetaxel for bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-nave patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). All participants will receive an induction course of gemcitabine/docetaxel instillations followed by maintenance instillations if initial efficacy is seen. In addition to providing initial efficacy data, this study will provide safety and long-term efficacy data on the combination regimen studied. A tolerable safety profile and demonstrated efficacy would support a potential, randomized phase 3 trial comparing the experimental combination therapy and standard of care intravesical BCG therapy.

Condition Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder, Urothelial Carcinoma Bladder, bladder tumor, Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, transitional cell carcinoma of bladder, Bladder Disorders, bladder cancer, Urothelial Cancer, bladder disorder, carcinoma of the bladder, Bladder Carcinoma, urinary tract neoplasm
Treatment docetaxel, Gemcitabine
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04386746
SponsorSidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Last Modified on17 September 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Histologically confirmed intermediate or high-risk non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (Ta, T1, or Tis stage) on TURBT obtained within 90 days of registration defined according to modified EORTC risk criteria summarized as follows
Low-risk tumors: Initial or recurrent tumor > 12 months after resection with all of the following
Solitary tumor
< 3 cm
No carcinoma in situ (CIS)
Intermediate-risk tumors: All tumors not defined in the two adjacent categories (between the category of low- and high-risk)
High-risk tumors: Any of the following
T1 tumor
Multiple and recurrent and large (> 3 cm) Ta low-grade tumors (all conditions must be met for this point of Ta low-grade tumors)
Note #1: Low-risk tumors as defined above are not eligible
Note #2: Mixed histologies are permitted, provided a component of urothelial carcinoma is present
Note #3: All patients with high-grade T1 (HGT1) should undergo a restaging TURBT
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) (WHO) performance status 0, 1, or 2
Age 18 years old at time of consent
Evidence of post-menopausal status or negative urinary or serum pregnancy test or female pre-menopausal patients is required. Women will be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months without an alternative medical cause. The following age-specific requirements apply
Women <50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of exogenous hormonal treatments and if they have luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels in the post-menopausal range for the institution or underwent surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy)
Women 50 years of age would be considered post-menopausal if they have been amenorrheic for 12 months or more following cessation of all exogenous hormonal treatments, had radiation-induced menopause with last menses >1 year ago, had chemotherapy-induced menopause with last menses >1 year ago, or underwent surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy, bilateral salpingectomy or hysterectomy)
Subjects who give a written informed consent obtained according to local guidelines

Exclusion Criteria

Subjects with muscle-invasive (i.e. T2, T3, T4), locally advanced unresectable, or metastatic urothelial carcinoma as assessed on baseline radiographic imaging obtained within 90 days prior to study registration. The required radiographic imaging
Abdomen/Pelvis - CT scan
Chest - chest x-ray or CT scan
Subjects with concurrent upper urinary tract (i.e. ureter, renal pelvis) urothelial carcinoma of any stage
Note: Subjects with history of non-invasive (Ta, Tis) upper tract urothelial carcinoma that has been definitively treated with at least one post-treatment disease assessment (i.e. cytology, biopsy, imaging) that demonstrates no evidence of residual disease are eligible
Subjects with another active second malignancy with an estimated overall survival from the second malignancy of < 12 months. Subjects with another second active malignancy that are deemed to have an estimated overall survival of >12 months are eligible
Subjects who have received the last administration of an anti-cancer therapy including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and monoclonal antibodies 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from the side effects of such therapy
Subjects who have had radiotherapy 4 weeks prior to starting study drug, or who have not recovered from radiotherapy toxicities
Pregnant or breast-feeding women
Subjects unwilling or unable to comply with the protocol
Patients with prior systemic gemcitabine or docetaxel use for a non-bladder malignancy may enroll and receive treatment
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