First-line treatment of kidney cancer

These two videos with Dr Eric Jonasch from MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr Elizabeth Plimack from Fox Chase Cancer Centre, both in the USA, explain how clinicians choose between the first-line treatments that are available for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the long term control of the disease. Watch the video […]

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Advances in systemic treatments for metastatic kidney cancer

In this video interview Professor Jens Bedke from the Department of Urology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in Germany discusses the transformation in the first-line treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) from tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), which was the standard of care, to combination therapies. First-line treatment with a combination of an immune checkpoint inhibitor and […]

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Association between TKI-induce high blood pressure and outcomes in patients with kidney cancer

In this retrospective study published in Cancer Reports the association between TKI-induced high blood pressure (hypertension) and treatment outcomes was reported. Fifty-two (52) patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with first-line sunitinib, pazopanib, sorafenib, axitinib, or cabozantinib were examined for any association between TKI-induced hypertension and treatment outcomes. The study found that patients […]

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Safety and efficacy of apatinib for metastatic kidney cancer

A recent study coming out of China has identified a new oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with promising safety and efficacy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Anti-angiogenic treatments, such as the TKIs sunitinib, pazopanib and axitinib, play an important role in the treatment of metastatic RCC. A new TKI called apatinib targets the vascular […]

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First-line therapy for metastatic kidney cancer: Is two better than one?

An educational symposium was held from 8-10 August as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. In his presentation, Dr Primo Lara from UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in California discussed the first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), specifically whether combination therapy is better than single therapy (monotherapy). Dr […]

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The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on treatment for metastatic kidney cancer

A recent online survey involving 41 kidney cancer experts worldwide looked at the changes made to their clinical practice for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the experts prescribed immunotherapy combination treatment for untreated metastatic RCC patients. The survey showed an increase in the use of […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer

Because so little was known about coronavirus at the start of the pandemic, there was a lot of discussion between healthcare professionals about the best way to manage cancer patients with the threat of infection with the virus. In recent years, immune checkpoint inhibitors have become standard of care for most metastatic renal cell carcinoma […]

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Re-treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in kidney cancer patients

Immune checkpoint inhibitor combinations for the treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have shown considerable promise. However, disease progression is inevitable for most patients. A recent review article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology summarises the results of re-treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Two retrospective studies investigated the safety and efficacy of […]

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New targeted therapy shows potential for previously treated metastatic kidney cancer

A phase II study published in Frontiers in Oncology last month investigated the potential of a new targeted therapy called anlotinib for the treatment of people with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that had already been treated with a VEGF tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Forty-two (42) patients were included in the study. The cancer progressed […]

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ASCO 2020: Implications of the research presented at ASCO 2020 on the treatment of advanced kidney cancer

In this video presentation, Dr Toni Chouieri discusses the SAVOIR, COSMIC-313, and OMNIVORE kidney cancer studies, all of which were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 Virtual Scientific Programme. COSMIC-313 is a phase III study of cabozantinib in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab in patients with untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma […]

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