Kidney Cancer | Tumor

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

February 13th 2021, 4:00pm


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


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


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


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


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.

New Combination Could Prove Beneficial After Immunotherapy in Patients with Clear Cell RCC

February 11th 2021, 6:59pm


The combination of Lenvima plus everolimus was found to be an acceptable treatment option for patients who have previously received immunotherapy for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, according to the findings of an exploratory analysis of a phase 2 trial presented virtually at the 2021 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

FDA Approves Cabometyx-Opdivo For Metastatic RCC Treatment

January 22nd 2021, 7:48pm


After a fast-track designation, the Food and Drug Administration approved the combination of Cabometyx and Opdivo in the firstline setting for patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Age May Not Impact Outcomes from Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Despite Increased Toxicity in Older Patients

January 11th 2021, 2:00pm


Patients older than 75 years experienced more toxicity with mTOR inhibitors, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and checkpoint immunotherapy compared with those younger than 75 years, but researchers found that age did not impact outcomes like progression-free survival and overall survival.

Phase 2 Study of Novel Drug and Cabometyx Combo in Advanced or Metastatic Kidney Cancer Fails to Meet its Main Goal of Improving Progression-Free Survival

January 5th 2021, 10:00pm


Patients with advanced or metastatic kidney cancer treated with the novel drug combination achieved a median progression-free survival of 9.2 months compared to 9.3 months among patients who received Cabometyx with a placebo.

Kidney Cancer News and Updates That Patients May Have Missed in 2020

January 5th 2021, 4:00pm


A roundup of some kidney cancer news and updates that occurred in 2020 that patients may have missed.