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Sonepcizumab shows promise for metastatic kidney cancer

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. <a href="http://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/genitourinary-cancer/news/in-the-journals/%7B8d65ed95-3a09-4f92-bd0e-1487c53a7d19%7D/sonepcizumab-shows-promise-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma

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Combination Immunotherapy Promising for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

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