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The FY17 Defense Appropriations Act provides $10 million (M) to the Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) to support United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
Study Evaluating Opdivo in Combination with Yervoy Stopped Early for Demonstrating Overall Survival Benefit
The median PFS for the combination group was 11.6 months (95% CI: 8.71 to 15.51) versus 8.4 months (95% CI: 7.0 to 10.8) for the sunitinib group.
Amgen Inc. AMGN, -1.37% and Allergan AGN, -1.08% said Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved their biosimilar version of Roche's Avastin for five types of cancer.
Copies of NCCN's treatment guidelines for patients are available in several languages at this week's ESMO meeting in Madrid, Spain.
It is particularly promising to see these high, durable responses in advanced NSCLC patients with low as well as high PD-L1 expression and in intermediate to poor risk advanced RCC patients who have received 2 or more prior therapies."
The drug, Fotivda, was approved for adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma -- the most common type of kidney cancer
Microphthalmia-associated transcription (MiT) family translocation renal cell carcinoma (tRCC) comprises Xp11 tRCC and t(6;11) RCC.
Michael B. Lawing from Rutherford County, NC is involved in advocacy for cancer patients at the local, National and International levels. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Kidney Cancer Association, the world’s largest non-profit dealing exclusively with Kidney Cancer with over 90,000 members in 102 countries.
The sNDA submission was based on positive results from phase II trial, CABOSUN, in patients with previously untreated advanced RCC with intermediate- or poor-risk disease per the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium (IMDC).
The research study, published online in the peer-reviewed journal Kidney Cancer, is important because it is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer seen in the U.S. over the past two decades may have ended.
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