Cancer is one of the world’s most pressing health care challenges. On the whole, research progress from one year to the next is incremental, and true breakthroughs are exceptional. Nevertheless, every year brings new knowledge and insights that help direct further research and ultimately improve the outlook for patients with cancer. Clinical Cancer Advances 2017 highlights the most important clinical advances of the past year and previews where cancer science is headed. Advances highlighted
Dose escalation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) after disease progression in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) can lead to a decrease in tumour burden and extend duration of therapy, according to a study. Read more
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved Cabozantinib as a second-line treatment option for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have previously been treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy. Read more.
by Deb Maskens, Kidney Cancer Canada
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held its annual Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium in San Francisco from January 7-9.
The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Patient-Centric Care: Translating Research to Results”. The program included localized and advanced disease, immunotherapy and health care outcomes. The program was bursting with kidney cancer content including 19 presentations, 129 posters and 2 evening ancillary meetings. It was
IKCC launches an educational website for immuno-oncology for kidney cancer. Powerful Patient interviews Deb Maskens about this effort and its goals.
Researchers in Singapore have developed the first genomic test kit that can predict treatment and survival outcomes in kidney cancer patients.