Amirali H. Salmasi, MD, presented “Clinical Trials for BCG-Naive and BCG-Unresponsive NMIBC” during the 30th Annual Perspectives in Urology: Point-Counterpoint, on March 10, 2023, at Humphreys Half Moon Inn, San Diego, California.

How to cite: Salmasi, Amirali H. “Clinical Trials for BCG-Naive and BCG-Unresponsive NMIBC.” March 10, 2023. Accessed Jul 2024.

Clinical Trials for BCG-Naive and BCG-Unresponsive NMIBC​ – Summary

Amirali Salmasi, MD, delves into a comprehensive discussion on risk stratification and treatment options for BCG-naive and BCG-unresponsive bladder cancer. In his enlightening presentation, Dr. Salmasi provides a thorough examination of the diverse risk groups, elucidating the distinctions between low risk, intermediate risk, and high risk based on tumor grade and size. Moreover, he delves into the crucial aspects of adequate BCG treatment and outlines the criteria for BCG unresponsiveness, enhancing our understanding of these critical factors.

Furthermore, Dr. Salmasi takes us on an exploratory journey through the realm of treatment approaches for bladder cancer. He shares insights on the exciting possibilities offered by sequential chemo, hyperthermia, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy, elaborating on their respective mechanisms and potential benefits. To bolster his insights, Dr. Salmasi highlights key studies and trials conducted, underscoring the promising outcomes that have been observed


About the 30th Annual Perspectives in Urology: Point Counterpoint conference: Presented by Program Chair and Grand Rounds in Urology Editor-in-Chief E. David Crawford, MD, this conference brought together leading experts in urology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to discuss and debate the latest topics in genitourinary cancers, primarily prostate cancer and bladder cancer. This interactive conference offered topical lectures, pro/con debates, interesting-case presentations, interactive panel discussions, and interactive audience and faculty networking. 


Amirali Salmasi, MD, is a urologist with expertise in the management of genitourinary cancers in men and women, including bladder, prostate, kidney, ureteral, testicular, adrenal, and penile cancers. He provides a personalized, multidisciplinary approach to deliver the best possible treatment options (active surveillance, focal therapy, surgery, radiation, systemic treatments, or clinical trials) for his patients.

Dr. Salmasi performs advanced minimally invasive and complex open surgeries, such as robotic-assisted laparoscopic cystectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, retro-peritoneal lymph node dissection, adrenalectomy, and partial nephrectomy.

He is also interested in translational research and clinical trials in urologic oncology, and his hope is to bridge the gap between the bench and clinical research. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Salmasi completed a urologic oncology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a urology residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As a first step towards a career in academic medicine and research, he also did a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and holds a master's degree in clinical research (MSCR) from UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society for Urologic Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.