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Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 5, Issue 2 of Bladder Cancer (BLC). The full contents are freely available online and can be browsed in full below.

This issue hosts an outstanding selection of content, including two review articles, a systematic review, and a number of research articles, one of which by Ghandour et al. covering the evaluation of haematuria has its own editorial. From the editors of the regular journal sections, there are also new Challenging Case, Clinical Trials Corner, and Paper Alert contributions.


Call for Papers

As a member of our research community, we would like to invite you to contribute your own research articles to Bladder Cancer, which offers contributing authors many benefits:

• First class Editorial Board
• Rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing
• Rapid online publication (pre-press) on acceptance
• Articles are currently published Open Access with no article processing fee

Submit your manuscript online via msTracker
View detailed Instructions to Authors
Aims and Scope

We look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,


Seth P. Lerner, MD
Scott Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA


All articles are freely available to all readers

Review Article: Clinical Development of FGFR3 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Urothelial Cancer
Tony, Ibrahim | Marco, Gizzi | Bahleda, Ratislav | Yohann, Loriot

Review Article: The Role of Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy
Puttmann, Kathleen | Duggan, Megan | Mortazavi, Amir | Diaz, Dayssy Alexandra | Carson III, William E. | Sundi, Debasish

Editorial: Asymptomatic Microscopic Haematuria and Significant Urinary Tract Disease
Bryan, Richard T. | Kockelbergh, Roger C.

Research Article: Evaluation of Hematuria in a Large Public Health Care System
Ghandour, Rashed | Freifeld, Yuval | Singla, Nirmish | Lotan, Yair

Systematic Review: Molecular Biomarkers of Response to PD-1/ PD-L1 Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Advanced Bladder Cancer
Tu, Megan M. | Ng, Terry L. | De Jong, Florus C. | Zuiverloon, Tahlita C.M. | Fazzari, Francesco G.T. | Theodorescu, Dan

Research Article: MRE11A Isoform Expression Associated with Outcome Following Radiotherapy in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer does not Alter Cell Survival and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair Following Ionising Radiation
Walker, Alexandra K. | Na, Juri | Browning, Lisa | Humayun-Zakaria, Nada | Zeegers, Maurice P. | Cheng, K.K. | James, Nicholas D. | Bryan, Richard T. | Arnold, Roland | Kiltie, Anne E.

Research Article: CD8+ Cytotoxic Immune Infiltrate in Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Standardized Methodology to Study Association with Clinico-Pathological Features and Prognosis
Masson-Lecomte, Alexandra | Maillé, Pascale | Pineda, Silvia | Soyeux, Pascale | Sagrera, Ana | Rava, Marta | Lopez de Maturana, Evangelina | Márquez, Mirari | Tardón, Adonina | et al.

Research Article: A Clinical Trial of the Intradermal TLR2 Agonist CADI-05 for BCG Recurrent and Unresponsive Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
O’Donnell, Michael A. | Singh, Sharwan | Sood, Rajeev | Amlani, Jitendra | Krishnamoorthy, H. | Shukla, Ketan | Mohanty, Nayan | Bhatia, Sushil | Chakraborty, Bhaswat | Desai, Nirav | et al.

Challenging Cases in Urothelial Cancer
Soloway, Mark S.

Clinical Trials Corner
Agarwal, Piyush K. | Sternberg, Cora N.

Paper Alert: Preventing Bladder Recurrences after Nephroureterectomy for Upper Track Urothelial Cancer
Messing, Edward M.


Most Viewed BLC Articles in Q2 2019

Listing articles published only in 2018 & 2019 so you can read the most popular recent content

Systematic Review: Targeting HER2 in Bladder Cancer (Review Article in Vol.5, Iss.1, 2019)
Koshkin, Vadim S. | O’Donnell, Peter | Yu, Evan Y. | Grivas, Petros

Clinical Development of FGFR3 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Urothelial Cancer (Research Article in Vol.5, Iss.2, 2019)
Tony, Ibrahim | Marco, Gizzi | Bahleda, Ratislav | Yohann, Loriot

Recovering from Cystectomy: Patient Perspectives (Research Article in Vol.5, Iss.1, 2019)
McMullen, Carmit K. | Kwan, Marilyn L. | Colwell, Janice C. | Munneke, Julie R. | Davis, James V. | Firemark, Alison | Brooks, Neon | Grant, Marcia | Gilbert, Scott M. | Altschuler, Andrea

Intravesical Therapy – BCG and Beyond (Meeting Report in Vol.5, Iss.1, 2019)
Grossman, H. Barton | Lamm, Donald | Sjödahl, Gottfrid | O’Donnell, Michael | Hahn, Noah | Kamat, Ashish

Liquid Biopsy-Analysis of Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) in Bladder Cancer (Review Article in Vol.4, Iss.1, 2018)
Todenhöfer, Tilman | Struss, Werner J. | Seiler, Roland | Wyatt, Alexander William | Black, Peter C.



New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards 2019

BCAN has announced two recipienents of the New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards. The awards have been made to Dr. Neelam Mukherjee from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and Dr. Sarah Psutka, from the University of Washington. The New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards for Patient Centered Clinical Research is presented to Dr. Sumeet Bhanvadia from the University of Southern California. For more details, visit the BCAN website here, or view the full press release here.


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