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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.

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.

Kidney Cancer Nurse Is an Icon in Her Field

May 8th 2022

Laura Wood, M.S.N., RN, OCN, has "skill, dedication, boundless compassion and drive to improve the lives of those affected by kidney cancer."

Unmet Needs and Future Perspectives in the Treatment of RCC

May 5th 2022

Bryan Lewis, president of KidneyCAN, and Chung-Han Lee, MD, describe unmet needs and future perspectives in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma.

The Importance of Patients Advocating for Themselves During Their RCC Journey

May 5th 2022

Meryl Uranga describes her path with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma after first treatment, and how it has affected her outlook on her life and future.

Quality-of-Life with Systemic Therapies in Metastatic Clear Cell RCC

May 5th 2022

A look at how to consider quality-of-life clinical trial and patient-reported data when treating clear cell renal cell carcinoma with combination therapies.

Nurse Helps Patients Through Education and Cancer Care Protocols

May 4th 2022

Christine Amoroso, B.S.N., RN, OCN, figured out the best way to deliver direct-to-kidney treatment for her patients.

Patient Experience with Systemic Therapy-Related Toxicities in Metastatic RCC

May 2nd 2022

Meryl Uranga describes her personal experience with managing the side effects of treatment for clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Adverse Events Associated with IO-TKI Therapies in Metastatic Clear Cell RCC

May 2nd 2022

An overview of side effects commonly seen with lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab for the treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Combination Therapy Panel: April 9, 2022

May 1st 2022

Watch Dr. Thomas Hutson, Dr. Saby George, Dr. Jeff Yorio and Louise Gunter answer questions about combination therapy, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit IO/TKI-Related Side Effects Presentation: April 9, 2022

April 30th 2022

Watch Louise Gunter, from Texas Oncology, discuss IO/TKI-related side effects, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit IO/TKI Therapies Presentation: April 9, 2022

April 29th 2022

Watch Dr. Jeff Yorio, from Texas Oncology, discuss treatment with the combination of immunotherapy and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit IO/IO Therapies Presentation: April 9, 2022

April 28th 2022

Watch Dr. Saby George, from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss treatment with the combination of immunotherapies, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Panel on Communicating With Providers About Immunotherapy/TKI Combo Treatment: April 9, 2022

April 27th 2022

Watch Dr. Thomas Hutson, Louise Gunter and Meryl Uranga discuss communicating with a care team about treatment with immunotherapy combined with tyrosine kinase inhibitors, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Panel on Side Effects from Immunotherapy/TKI Combo Treatment: April 9, 2022

April 26th 2022

Watch Dr. Thomas Hutson, Louise Gunter and Meryl Uranga discuss side effects and dose reductions after treatment with immunotherapy combined with tyrosine kinase inhibitors, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Panel on Immunotherapy/TKI Combo Treatment: April 9, 2022

April 25th 2022

Watch Dr. Thomas Hutson, Louise Gunter and Meryl Uranga discuss the treatment of combining immunotherapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Frontline Therapy Panel: April 9, 2022

April 24th 2022

Watch Dr. Thomas Hutson, Dr. Jose Karam, Dr, Naomi Haas, and Kiran Kehoe answer questions about frontline therapy during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Adjuvant Therapy Options Presentation: April 9, 2022

April 23rd 2022

Watch Dr. Naomi Haas, from Abramson Cancer Center, discuss adjuvant therapy options, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.

More Research Efforts Needed to Ensure Kidney Cancer Treatments ‘Get Smarter’ to Limit Side Effects, Expert Says

April 22nd 2022

An expert discusses the side effects patients with kidney cancer may experience from immunotherapy and tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment, and how more research is needed in to ensure patients experience less side effects.

Educated Patient® Kidney Cancer Summit Surgical Options Presentation: April 9, 2022

April 22nd 2022

Watch Dr. Jose Karam, from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss surgical options, during the CURE Educated Patient Kidney Cancer Summit.