Kidney Cancer | Tumor

Data Sharing, Vigilance Pivotal in Maintaining Patient Safety While Treating Cancer Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 2nd 2020, 3:00pm


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the care of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma and other cancers, health care professionals are working together to stay vigilant and make the best treatment decisions for their patients by pooling their data with tools like the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium, says Dr. Toni K. Choueiri.

Age and Gender Could Factor into Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Outcomes

September 1st 2020, 9:00pm


Many factors impact outcomes in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, but recent findings suggest a patient’s age and gender are perhaps more important than previously realized.

FDA Approves First Comprehensive Genomic Profiling Liquid Biopsy Test for All Solid Cancers

August 10th 2020, 5:46pm


The liquid biopsy test was also approved as a companion diagnostic test to uncover EGFR mutations in patients with NSCLC who could benefit from treatment with Tagrisso.

An Expert Looks to the Future of Metastatic Kidney Cancer Treatment

August 10th 2020, 5:00pm


Dr. Toni K. Choueiri discusses what therapies are currently available for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, as well as what new treatments could be on the horizon.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Novel Therapy for von Hippel-Lindau Disease-Associated RCC

August 7th 2020, 5:00pm


The FDA based its decision on data from a phase 2 trial which showed that MK-6482 induced clinical responses among patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease-associated kidney cancer.

Opdivo-Yervoy Combination Shows Promise in Certain Patients with Previously Treated RCC

August 6th 2020, 10:35pm


While the combination of Opdivo and Yervoy is one of several treatment options for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, many patients will likely progress after initial treatment. However, new research shows that when used after immune checkpoint inhibition, the combination shows promise.

Combination of Avastin and Tarceva 'Should Be Considered Preferred Option' in Kidney Cancer Subtype

July 10th 2020, 5:00pm


Data from a phase 2 study presented during the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program demonstrated that Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with Tarceva (erlotinib) was well tolerated and produced encouraging clinical outcomes in patients with advanced hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma or sporadic papillary renal cell carcinoma.

Experimental Therapy Demonstrates 'Encouraging Efficacy and Improved Safety' Over Standard-of-Care Treatment in Kidney Cancer Subset

July 10th 2020, 1:00am


Data from a phase 3 study presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program showed that treatment with savolitinib demonstrated encouraging efficacy and an improved safety over standard-of-care Sutent (sunitinib) in patients with MET-driven papillary renal cell carcinoma.

The Latest News and Updates in Kidney Cancer

July 8th 2020, 9:00pm


A roundup of the latest news and updates for patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma from CURE®.

More Options in Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Means Greater Hope For Patients

June 22nd 2020, 5:00pm


A variety of novel treatments, including immunotherapies, extend life for patients with advanced kidney cancer.