The Latest News and Updates in Kidney Cancer

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

Known as the most common form of kidney cancer in adults, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has seen an influx of research in recent weeks. Here, CURE® looks back at some of the latest news and updates in the RCC space.

  • Data presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Meeting demonstrated that MK-6482 appeared to be well tolerated and induced clinical responses among patients with VHL—associated RCC.
  • Updated study results also presented during the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Meeting showed that Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with Inlyta (axitinib) continued to demonstrate significant improvements in progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) compared to Sutent (sunitinib) in patients with previously untreated, advanced RCC.
  • A recent feature in CURE®’s Immunotherapy issue highlights how advances in a variety of novel treatments, including immunotherapies, are extending life in patients with advanced kidney cancer.
  • Patients with advanced, previously untreated RCC may soon have a new option in the form of the novel combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and Cabometyx (cabozantinib), according to study results from the phase 3 CheckMate-9ER trial.
  • The Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of a higher recommended dose of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) every six weeks for adults across all cancer types, in which the drug is indicated for, is a welcomed change for patients.

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