RE-ARM: A trial of radiotherapy for people receiving atezolizumab for cancer of the urinary system
What is the study about?
RE-ARM investigates whether giving radiotherapy to people receiving treatment for advanced bladder cancer helps the treatment work better.
People with advanced bladder cancer which has spread around the body are often treated with atezolizumab. Atezolizumab is a type of treatment called an immunotherapy. It works by reactivating the body’s immune system to attack the cancer cells. But atezolizumab doesn’t always work to shrink peoples’ cancer straight away, and may not ever work well for some people.
Giving radiotherapy alongside atezolizumab may help kickstart peoples’ immune systems and help the atezolizumab work better to shrink their cancer.
RE-ARM is investigating whether giving a short course of radiotherapy to people who have been receiving atezolizumab, or a similar drug called avelumab, could help the immunotherapy treatment work better.
Image: Does radiotherapy help immunotherapy work better for advanced bladder cancer patients?