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Changes in skeletal muscle area and lean body mass during pazopanib vs sunitinib therapy for metastatic renal cancer

01/29/2019

This study evaluates whether sunitinib and pazopanib treatments are associated with change in skeletal muscle area (SMA) and total lean body mass (LBM) as well as to compare their efficacies and safety profiles in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC).

The efficacy and safety of sunitinib given on an individualised schedule as first-line therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma: A phase 2 clinical trial

01/29/2019

Sunitinib is administered on a rigid schedule that may not be optimal for all patients. We hypothesised that toxicity-driven dose and schedule changes would optimise drug exposure and outcome for each patient.

Obesity Factors May Increase Kidney Cancer Risk

01/28/2019

According to recent research conducted by Spectrum Health, certain factors such as diastolic blood pressure and fasting insulin were found to be associated with renal cell carcinoma.

Imaging Advances in the Management of Kidney Cancer

01/25/2019

New developments in cross-sectional imaging, including contrast-enhanced ultrasound, dual-energy computed tomography, multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, single-photon emission computed tomography, and positron emission tomography, together with novel application of existing and novel radiotracers, have changed the landscape of renal mass characterization (ie, virtual biopsy) as well as the detection of metastatic disease, prognostication, and response assessment in patients with advanced kidney cancer.

Kidney Cancer Association Appoints Gretchen Vaughan as CEO

01/24/2019

Kidney Cancer Association is pleased to announce it has recently appointed Gretchen Vaughan as the nonprofit’s new CEO. Vaughan brings more than 27 years of experience in advanced fundraising, management, sales and major market business development in the healthcare and financial service industries.

Ten-Year Outcomes of Renal Tumor Radio Frequency Ablation

01/23/2019

According to a study that was published by the Journal of Urology, a total of 112 tumors in 106 patients were treated with radio frequency ablation. The median followup was 79 months (IQR 28.9-121.1) and mean ± SD tumor size was 2.5 ± 0.8 cm. Initial technical success was achieved in 97 percent of cases.

Patient-reported outcomes of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma treated with nivolumab plus ipilimumab versus sunitinib (CheckMate 214): a randomised, phase 3 trial

01/23/2019

In the ongoing phase 3, CheckMate 214 trial, nivolumab plus ipilimumab improved overall survival compared with sunitinib in patients with intermediate or poor risk, previously untreated, advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Cutaneous metastasis of renal cell carcinoma: Fine needle aspiration provides rapid diagnosis

01/23/2019

The diagnosis of cutaneous metastasis of renal cell carcinoma is challenging in a young person in absence of a prior history of cancer. In such situation, fine needle aspiration alone as a minimally invasive procedure can provide rapid, accurate and cost effective diagnosis, even in case of unknown primary.

Personalized treatment benefits kidney cancer patients

01/16/2019

Personalized treatment plans may extend life expectancy for early-stage kidney cancer patients who have risk factors for worsening kidney disease, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.

European Commission Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) Plus Low-Dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Intermediate- and Poor-Risk Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

01/15/2019

Yesterday, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the European Commission has approved the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) 3 mg/kg plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) 1 mg/kg (“low-dose”) for the first-line treatment of patients with intermediate- and poor-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

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