Immunotherapy for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Immunotherapy works with the body’s immune system to find, attack, and kill cancer cells. These drugs can work in different ways. Some boost the immune system, so it can fight cancer better. Other immunotherapy drugs help the immune system better recognize cancer cells. 

This is the latest immunotherapy medication approved to treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. New treatments become available all the time, so this may not be a complete list.

Please note: The side effects listed here do not represent a comprehensive list. It's important to discuss all potential side effects of a drug with your health care team. Be sure to tell your health care team about any side effects you do have.

Treatment Type

Anticancer biologic response modifier

Drug Name
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)
Important Things to Know
  • This is the most common treatment for early-stage bladder cancer.
  • This treatment is typically given multiple times over weeks.
  • Potential side effects include bladder discomfort and frequent or urgent urination.