The impact of COVID-19 on kidney cancer patients: Survey findings

This video discussion brings together Professor Jamie Landman, urologist from University of California Irvine Medical Center, Dr Monty Pal, medical oncologist from City of Hope Hospital in California, Professor Michael Staehler from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany and Dena Battle, President of KCCure and kidney cancer patient advocate. This Kidney Cancer Today discussion centres around changes […]

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Government has issued new guidance for the coronavirus outbreak

The UK Government has released new guidance for supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak and guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus: GOV.UK: Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak GOV.UK: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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First-line immunotherapy combination treatments for metastatic kidney cancer

A meta-analysis of four major clinical trials of immunotherapy combinations for the first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) was published in the journal Clinical Genitourinary Cancer earlier this month. The analysis compared progression-free survival, overall survival and objective response rate from four major clinical trials: CheckMate 214 (nivolumab/ipilimumab vs sunitinib), Keynote-426 (pembrolizumab/axitinib vs […]

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Nivolumab for the treatment of metastatic non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Nivolumab alone and in combination with ipilimumab is used for the treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in the second- and first-line, respectively. However, since patients with non-clear cell RCC are excluded from clinical trials, there is limited data on the effectiveness of nivolumab for the treatment of these patients. In a […]

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COVID-19: Doctors given new guidelines for treating patients in critical care

Amid concerns that the NHS will be overwhelmed by the demand for intensive care beds and ventilators during the coronavirus outbreak, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published guidelines to help doctors and nurses prioritise patients during the pandemic. The three new NICE guidelines cover patients needing critical care, kidney dialysis […]

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COVID-19 and cancer care at St Barts Hospital, London

Professor Thomas Powles, director of the cancer centre at Barts Cancer Institute in London discusses how oncologists are preparing for and caring for people with genitourinary malignancies in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Powles provides a European perspective on the state of the virus today and shares how he and his colleagues have […]

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