Bladder Cancer: New Meta-analysis

Published: 15 December 2022Medical Information

Oslo, Norway, December 15, 2022: Photocure ASA (OSE: PHO), the Bladder Cancer Company, announces that a new meta-analysis was published earlier this month in “Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy”. The Analysis entitled “Comparison of hexaminolevulinate (HAL)-guided versus white light transurethral resection for NMIBC: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial” evaluated recurrence, recurrence-free survival and progression.

Several Meta-analyses prior to the present one included studies and trials on HAL and 5-ALA. (See Cochrane Analysis from December 2021: The new meta-analysis features HAL studies only, includes 2,775 patients and looks at both short and long-term outcomes. The analysis shows favorable outcomes on recurrence, recurrence free survival and progression for blue light (HAL-guided) cystoscopy compared to white light cystoscopy.

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