Use of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine: Indications and results Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Iodine Radioisotopes
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Sex

abstract

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine is used as a prophylaxis against new tumors and as therapy for existing tumors. It is particularly active against carcinoma in situ. This article reviews the use of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine to prevent recurrence and progression of superficial bladder cancers. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine can prevent muscle invasion and can improve survival, but additional studies aimed at altering disease progression are needed.

publication date

  • January 1992

Research

keywords

  • Report

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 484

end page

  • 492

volume

  • 6

number

  • 3