Small cell carcinoma of the bladder (SCCB) - are there developments?
Here a message and question from the Netherlands. My father was in January 2021 diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the bladder (SCCB), rare and aggressive. With metastases to the liver, lymph nodes and in his blood, his treatment is palliative.
Chemotherapy (carboplatin/etoposide) reduced the cancer (tumor in liver from 11cm to 6cm). After several chemo’s, he now has a ‘chemofree interval’. Results from the scan today showed a slight increase of tumor in liver. Oncologist advises not to start chemo again yet. She was satisfied with the scan and good blood results.
My question: are there any new developments in SCCB? Studies, experiments, immunotherapy, a new medicine? It is such a rare form, which results in scarce data. I can’t find much information, perhaps in other countries there is..
Thank you in advance for your answer.