Innovative Treatments for Bladder Cancer: Thoughts From the Chair

In this expert-led bladder cancer program, Dr. Arjun Balar discusses recent updates from the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting and reviews new evidence on the continuing integration of novel therapeutics, including immunotherapy, targeted agents, and antibody-based approaches, across a wide range of bladder cancer treatment settings.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with bladder cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the current therapeutic role of novel agents in advanced bladder cancer over multiple lines of treatment and across patient populations
  • Summarize updated evidence about the use of novel therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, targeted agents, antibody-drug conjugates, and gene therapy across the spectrum of bladder cancer settings
  • Recommend patient-appropriate novel therapeutics for the management of bladder cancer
  • Manage unique adverse events associated with novel immune-, targeted-, antibody-, and gene therapy-based treatments for bladder cancer

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 MOC
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Medical Director

Paige Davies, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Paige Davies, PhD has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Arjun Balar, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Health
New York, New York

Arjun Balar, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca/MedImmune; Genentech, Inc.; Incyte Corporation; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co.; Nektar Therapeutics; Pfizer Inc.; and Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca/MedImmune; Genentech, Inc.; Immunomedics; Merck & Co., Inc.; Nektar Therapeutics; and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Research funding to Institution for all except Nektar).
Other Financial or Material Support from Merck & Co., for Steering/Scientific Advisory Committee and Nektar Therapeutics for Steering Committee Membership. AstraZeneca/MedImmune; Genentech, Inc.; and Merck & Co., Inc. for speaking engagements.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or [email protected]. Reference course # G6649-20-T.

MOC Statement


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points and patient safety MOC Credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.


This CME/MOC activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This CME/MOC activity has been developed in collaboration with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 MOC
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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