7th International Kidney Cancer Coalition Conference
Warsaw, Poland 6th, 7th & 8th April 2017
Our seventh IKCC Conference for kidney cancer patient organisations will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 6th, 7th & 8th April 2017.
Our conference will bring together cancer patient group leaders from around the world to share best practices, exchange experiences and work together to improve the lives of kidney cancer patients wherever they live. Read more
Immuno-oncology (IO) therapy is a new (and old) way to treat cancer by activating your immune system in the hope that it will attack your tumour. Our sister site ‘10-for-IO’ is a central resource for patient organisations to access information about immuno-oncology specifically as it applies to renal cell carcinoma. Click here for more information.
Results from a phase 2 study of sonepcizumab were published in the journal Cancer this week and showed encouraging overall survival and a favourable safety profile, although the study did not reach its primary endpoint of 2-month progression-free survival (PFS). However, despite the modest PFS (mean of 2.2 months), the encouraging overall survival warrant further investigation of sonepcizumab in combination with immunotherapies and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors. Read more here
Dr. Laurence Albiges, Oncologist, head of the GU Tumor Board at the Gustave Roussy speaking during ESMO 2016 about how immunotherapy has had an impact on the field of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Watch the video.
Results from the phase II CABOSUN clinical trial, showing cabozantinib to be superior to sunitinib as first-line treatment for advanced kidney cancer, were presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress in Copenhagen this week. Read more
Results from the S-TRAC study were presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology. (ESMO) congress in Copenhagen this week. The results show that sunitinib improved disease-free survival in patients with localised kidney cancer that had been surgically removed; a group considered high-risk for relapse. Read more