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Specialty Pharmacy ContinuumFDA Approves Adstiladrin, First Gene Therapy for Bladder Cancer

The adenoviral vector–based gene therapy contains the gene for interferon alfa-2b. It is administered by catheter into the bladder once every three months. The virus penetrates the bladder endothelial cells and releases the gene, which is incorporated by the cells. As a result, the cells begin secreting high levels of the cancer-fighting interferon.

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