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Researchers are halting kidney cancer with a novel form of radioimmunotherapy that zeroes in on antigens associated with renal cell carcinoma.
Argos Therapeutics today announced that new data from its Phase 2 combination study of its Arcelis immunotherapy for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), AGS-003, in combination with sunitinib showed improvement over expectations for sunitinib alone in progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed metastatic RCC patients with unfavorable prognosis.
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Axitinib versus sorafenib as second-line therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC): Results of phase III AXIS trial.
Therapy directed at a particular molecular aberration in a patient's tumor resulted in higher response rates and extended time to treatment failure compared with standard of care in a phase I trial.
Despite the proliferation of biomarkers for many aspects of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), none have been approved for routine clinical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This has provided an opportunity for the exploration of a wide variety of biomarkers in RCC.
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, Past ASCO President, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Hematology-Oncology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Chicago .
Finding Could Affect Patient Treatment Options
The 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting is being held this week in Chicago
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