Kidney Cancer | Tumor

Immunotherapy Combinations Offer ‘Hope and Promise’ for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

February 23rd 2021, 2:00pm

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Positive results from the phase 3 CLEAR clinical trial, presented at the 2021 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, are just one more dataset that could offer “a sense of hope and promise” for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), says the study’s lead author, Dr. Robert J. Motzer.

Newly a Mom, Kayla Got a Cancer Diagnosis

February 23rd 2021, 12:30pm

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In June 2020, Kayla Bulkley gave birth to her and her husband’s long-awaited baby girl, Jane. Within a month, Kayla was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Cabometyx Significantly Prolongs Survival Over Sutent in Rare Form of Kidney Cancer

February 18th 2021, 2:00pm

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The study results, according to one expert, show that Cabometyx should be considered the new standard for systemic therapy in patients with metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma.

Lenvima Plus Keytruda Associated With Better Results Than Sutent Alone in Patients With Advanced Type of Kidney Cancer

February 13th 2021, 10:00pm

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The results of the phase 3 trial, according to one expert, support the use of Lenvima with Keytruda as a possible first-line treatment option for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Novel Therapy Demonstrates Limited Activity and Poor Safety Outcomes in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

February 13th 2021, 6:00pm

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Treatment with sapanisertib was associated with limited activity and poor safety outcomes in patients with refractory metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Communication And Support Can Help Patients With Cancer Improve Their Quality of Life During Treatment

February 13th 2021, 4:00pm

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For patients to maintain or improve their quality of life through their cancer treatment, it is pivotal that they communicate with their health care team.

New Options for Renal Cell Carcinoma Could Offer Hope, But Sequencing and a Personalized Approach Are Critical

February 12th 2021, 10:20pm

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Clinical trials remain the gold standard when it comes to finding new treatment options for patients, particularly when it comes to renal cell carcinoma. But even if the results are positive and this combination proves to be beneficial, patients should still discuss all of their options with their oncologist to find the right sequence of treatment, says one expert.

Opdivo-Cabometyx Combo Improves Quality of Life in Kidney Cancer Subtype

February 12th 2021, 6:30pm

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Front-line treatment with Opdivo plus Cabometyx improved health-related quality of life outcomes in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Front-Line Immunotherapy Improves Survival in Kidney Cancer Subtype, Versus Certain Targeted Therapies

February 11th 2021, 9:56pm

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Patients with metastatic non–clear cell renal cell carcinoma who receive immune checkpoint inhibitor–based regimens as a first treatment option may have improved survival, versus those who receive select targeted therapies.

Starting Treatment With Lenvima at a Higher Dose Improves Quality of Life and Symptom Control in Type of Kidney Cancer

February 11th 2021, 8:49pm

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A higher starting dose of Lenvima, compared with a lower starting dose, prolonged the time that patients with renal cell carcinoma experienced negative effects on factors including social and physical functioning, financial difficulties and cogitative functioning over time.