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CURE’s kidney cancer page is an extensive resource of cancer information featuring the latest kidney cancer news, expert oncologist insights on the latest cancer treatments, oncology research, advocacy efforts, and medical data on kidney cancer.

Genetic Targets Open the Door to New Treatment Options in Kidney Cancer

December 29th 2022

Discovering different genetic mutations to target ... continues to add to the excitement.

Running the Race of Cancer

December 28th 2022

Going through cancer is a marathon, not a sprint.

Becoming an Active Participant in Kidney Cancer Care

December 27th 2022

As a part of its “Speaking Out” video series, CURE® spoke with Meryl Uranga, on behalf of KidneyCAN, about the importance of working as a team with their clinicians and getting educated before making decisions.

The Silver Lining of Failure in Cancer Drug Development

December 26th 2022

One expert explains how the road to cancer drug development isn’t a smooth one, but progress can be made nonetheless.

Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: From Limited Options to a 'Game Changer'

December 23rd 2022

FDA-approved immunotherapies offer patients with metastatic or recurrent sarcomatoid RCC more treatment choices and improved outcomes.

A Sea Change in Treatment for von Hippel-Lindau Disease

December 20th 2022

HIF-2 alpha inhibitors are transforming therapy for patients with renal cell carcinoma and von Hippel-Lindau disease.

Top Kidney Cancer Articles of 2022

December 19th 2022

Take a look at the top advancements and most popular articles about kidney cancer from the year 2022.

20 Years of Cancer Care Advancements

December 15th 2022

In honor of CURE®’s 20th anniversary, here is a roundup of some of the major advancements in the world of cancer care, according to experts, patients and advocates.

Welireg Made a von Hippel-Lindau Survivor Feel Like a 'Medical Miracle'

December 15th 2022

When Sean Korbitz was a 20-year-old college student, his life trajectory changed with a rare cancer diagnosis, resulting in the removal of 40 tumors; fifteen years later, a new drug made him feel like a “medical miracle.”

Risk Versus Reward: Managing Side Effects of Kidney Cancer Treatments

December 13th 2022

Newer drugs for kidney cancer have proven extremely effective but can cause unwanted symptoms that affect safety and quality of life.

‘Any Exercise Is Better Than No Exercise’ to Potentially Improve Mental Health in Patients With Kidney Cancer

December 5th 2022

A kidney cancer diagnosis may negatively affect a patient’s mental health; however, exercise may help put them at ease.

Integrative Care May Be Beneficial During Treatment for Kidney Cancer

November 7th 2022

As a part of its Speaking Out video series, on behalf of KidneyCAN, CURE® spoke with Meryl Uranga, a patient advocate, about integrative care for kidney cancer.

Speaking Out About Side Effects From Kidney Cancer Treatment

November 7th 2022

As a part of its Speaking Out video series, on behalf of KidneyCAN, CURE® spoke with Meryl Uranga, a patient advocate, about the side effects associated with kidney cancer treatment.

Patients Should Stay Educated on the Growing Treatment Options for Kidney Cancer

November 7th 2022

As a part of its Speaking Out video series, on behalf of KidneyCAN, CURE® spoke with Meryl Uranga about the importance of patients being their own advocate when communicating with their physician.

Setting Expectations in a Patient-Physician Relationship Following a Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

November 7th 2022

As a part of its Speaking Out video series, on behalf of KidneyCAN, CURE® spoke with Meryl Uranga about the importance of patients being their own advocate when communicating with their physician.

My 6 Rules for Navigating Cancer and Medical Misdiagnoses

October 31st 2022

I was misdiagnosed twice before receiving my kidney cancer diagnosis, and along the way, I learned the importance of expert doctors and clinical trials.

The Past 20 Years Have Been Revolutionary for Kidney Cancer

October 19th 2022

Once seen as a malignancy resistant to typical treatments such as chemotherapy, metastatic kidney cancer has come a long way in the past 20 years.

The Last 20 Years of Advancements Were 'Revolutionary' for Metastatic Kidney Cancer Treatment

October 12th 2022

Twenty years of FDA approvals for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer have allowed patients to live longer.

FDA Approves Avastin Biosimilar to Treat Six Diseases Including Certain Colon, Lung, Kidney Cancers

September 28th 2022

The FDA’s approval of Vegzelma was based on data that demonstrated the biosimilar elicited comparable safety and efficacy to Avastin in several studies.

Telaglenastat-Cabometyx Combination May Not Improve Survival in Pretreated Kidney Cancer Compared With Cabometyx Alone

September 20th 2022

Although patients treated with the combination did not have significant improvements in survival, telaglenastat and Cabometyx did not increase the rate of side effects in patients.

Adding Cabometyx to Immunotherapy Combination Improves Outcomes for Advanced Kidney Cancer

September 12th 2022

The addition of Cabometyx to the current standard-of-care frontline regimen of Opdivo plus Yervoy improved progression-free survival outcomes in patients with advanced kidney cancer.

Expert Breaks Down What Patients With Kidney Cancer Need to Know About Surgery as a Treatment Option

August 30th 2022

An expert explains the different types of kidney cancer surgeries, and what patients can expect to experience after the procedure.

Immunotherapy Duo Fails to Improve Disease-Free Survival in Patients With Kidney Cancer Following Surgery

July 29th 2022

Findings from the CheckMate-914 trial showed that Opdivo plus Yervoy did not meet the study’s main goal of disease-free survival for patients with localized renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer.

Novel Drug to Be Investigated With Keytruda in Advanced Solid Cancers

July 27th 2022

A new treatment group within the PYNNACLE clinical trial is set to evaluate a novel drug plus Keytruda in patients with p53 Y220C-mutant locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors.

Popular Minecraft Creator and YouTuber, Technoblade, Dies of Rare Cancer, ‘General Hospital’ Star Discusses Life After Cancer and More

July 1st 2022

From “General Hospital” star Cameron Mathison discussing his cancer experience to Dame Deborah James and Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger dying of the disease, here’s what happened in the cancer space this week.

Future Perspectives in Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

June 29th 2022

Dr Thomas Hutson comments on the TiNivo-2 trial and discusses upcoming and novel therapies for patients with renal cell carcinoma.

Zenocutuzumab ‘Offers Potential New Standard of Care’ for NRG1-Positive Solid Cancers

June 9th 2022

With no approved therapies for NRG-1 cancers, zenocutuzumab offers a promising treatment option for this patient population.

Lenvima Plus Keytruda May Become Next Standard-of-Care Treatment Option for Advanced Kidney Cancer

June 5th 2022

Treatment with Lenvima plus Keytruda resulted in a 50% decrease in risk of disease progression or death compared with Sutent in patients with advanced kidney cancer.

Clinical Trial to Assess Experimental Drug as Single-Agent, and Combined With Keytruda Across Several Solid Tumors Launches

May 25th 2022

The aim of the early-stage trial is to identify the safety of the experimental drug as either a single-agent therapy as well as in combination with Keytruda in adults with multiple solid tumors.

Cancer Trial Hopes to Find New Patient Populations That Will Respond to Already-Approved Drugs

May 19th 2022

The Strata PATH trial will use a novel testing strategy to determine if certain patients with solid tumors can benefit from already-approved therapies.