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.
Novel targeted and immunological therapies may help improve the outlook for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to Dr Basma Greef, of the department of oncology at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. She and her co-author, professor Tim Eisen, published an article in the British Journal of Cancer suggesting that researchers are introducing a renaissance of immunotherapy in the treatment of RCC. Read more
A study of the U.S. Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry 2001-2009 data shows that surgery continues to be the most common treatment, with nephron-sparing surgery exceeding radical nephrectomy. Dr. william C. Huang, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and his colleagues published their analysis in the July issue of JAMA Surgery.
While nonsurgical management (watchful waiting) is a reasonable treatment strategy for elderly patients or those with limited life
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
Has Immune Checkpoint blockade re-established immunotherapy as a Key Pillar of Kidney cancer care? A panel led by Dr. Michael Atkins discusses the current state of immuno-oncology for kidney cancer.
IKCC launches an educational website for immuno-oncology for kidney cancer. Powerful Patient interviews Deb Maskens about this effort and its goals.