Role of tumor microenvironment in the efficacy of BCG therapy

Bladder Cancer

Trends Res. 2020 Oct;3(4). doi: 10.15761/tr.1000170. Epub 2020 Aug 17.


Despite its significant overall efficacy, BCG fails to benefit a substantial proportion of bladder cancer (BlCa) patients. Here, we review recent data highlighting the role of tumor microenvironment (TME) in limiting antitumoral activity of BCG treatment and emerging opportunities to target TME to enhance the overall outcomes in BCG-treated BlCa patients.