Renal Cell Carcinoma

Is Genomic Medicine Failing Minority Patients?

Is Genomic Medicine Failing Minority Patients?

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Racial minorities are poorly represented in genomic research databases, raising important questions about whether or not all patients will benefit equally from advances in precision oncology.

High Body Mass Index May Predict Survival Outcomes in Renal Cell Carcinoma

High Body Mass Index May Predict Survival Outcomes in Renal Cell Carcinoma

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The association between obesity, age, and renal cell carcinoma prognosis requires additional investigation.

Heading Toward Personalized Management of Advanced Kidney Cancer

Heading Toward Personalized Management of Advanced Kidney Cancer

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The heterogeneity of kidney cancer makes each of the tumors unique and treatment decisions based on tumor characteristics especially challenging.

<i>ARID1A</i> Mutations Might Predict Tumor Response to Immunotherapy

ARID1A Mutations Might Predict Tumor Response to Immunotherapy

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New findings bolster the case for the predictive utility of ARID1A mutations.

Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage Diagnosis

Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage Diagnosis

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A new test has been shown to be capable of identifying eight different cancers by assessing levels of circulating proteins along with mutations in cell-free DNA.

Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for Inhibition

Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for Inhibition

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Telomerase plays a crucial role in tumor proliferation, and a better understanding of its structure will pave the way for new drug development.

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

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Many clinical trials and systematic reviews note that the use of cannabinoids also comes with adverse events, including a clinical entity that has been gaining evidence in the literature over the last decade called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab May Improve 2-Year Quality of Life in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab May Improve 2-Year Quality of Life in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Findings previously demonstrated that nivolumab plus ipilimumab prolongs overall survival and was better tolerated among patients with renal cell carcinoma, but its impact on health-related quality of life was not reported.

Carmena Trial: Nephrectomy Plus Adjuvant Sunitinib vs Sunitinib Alone

Carmena Trial: Nephrectomy Plus Adjuvant Sunitinib vs Sunitinib Alone

Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO, FACP, discusses the findings at the ASCO 2018 meeting.

Sunitinib May Eliminate the Need for Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Sunitinib May Eliminate the Need for Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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The incorporation and efficacy of targeted therapies to management has called into question the conventional standard of using cytoreductive nephrectomy prior to sunitinib.

Pegilodecakin Plus Anti-PD-1 Agents May Be Effective in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Pegilodecakin Plus Anti-PD-1 Agents May Be Effective in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Researchers assigned 38 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma to receive pegilodecakin plus nivolumab or pembrolizumab.

Can Oncolytic Viruses Improve Immunotherapies?

Can Oncolytic Viruses Improve Immunotherapies?

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Emerging evidence shows that injecting tumors directly into one tumor can trigger systemic antitumor immunity and immune attacks on untreated tumors elsewhere in the body.

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

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Women with type 2 diabetes have a 1.5-fold higher risk of renal cell carcinoma compared with non-diabetic women.

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

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While a recent discovery of a series of communicable cancers has raised concerns, there has been no sign of readily transmittable cancer in people that could spread through a population the way the ones found in other species do.

Renal Cell Carcinoma:  How Biomarkers Could Affect Drug Development

Renal Cell Carcinoma: How Biomarkers Could Affect Drug Development

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An example of where biomarkers may help to select the best medication for a patient and also assist in drug development is the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) dovitinib for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Cabozantinib Effective in Real-World Analysis for Relapsed Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Cabozantinib Effective in Real-World Analysis for Relapsed Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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The phase 3 METEOR study previously demonstrated that cabozantinib significantly improved survival outcomes among patients with relapsed renal cell carcinoma.

No Single Gene Seems to Drive Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis

No Single Gene Seems to Drive Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis

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Recent research indicates that there were no significant differences in the genomic landscape of clear cell RCC primary tumors and metastases, or between the different sites of metastases.

The Hunt for Effective Anticancer Vaccines

The Hunt for Effective Anticancer Vaccines

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Researchers are hotly pursuing 2 distinct biological paths that show remarkable promise in the hunt for an effective anticancer vaccine.

Does Sunitinib Have A Future in Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment?

Does Sunitinib Have A Future in Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment?

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Immunotherapy may supplant sunitinib in RCC, except for in patients who cannot tolerate checkpoint inhibition.

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

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Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.

FDA Approves Nivolumab With Ipilimumab for Renal Cell Carcinoma

FDA Approves Nivolumab With Ipilimumab for Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Approval was based on results from the randomized phase 3 CheckMate-214 study.

Effects of A 2 Weeks on/1 Week Off Sunitinib Schedule in Metastatic RCC

Effects of A 2 Weeks on/1 Week Off Sunitinib Schedule in Metastatic RCC

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The standard schedule is associated with AEs including grade 3 to 4 fatigue, HFS, and diarrhea.

Anticancer Immunotherapy to Circumvent Tumor Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Anticancer Immunotherapy to Circumvent Tumor Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

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Most tumors do not respond, or evolve resistance, to immune checkpoint inhibition. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have engineered a new class of cancer immunotherapy agents designed to short-circuit key mechanisms of tumors' disruption and evasion of immune system attack.

Phase 1 Trials: Therapy, Not Just Science

Phase 1 Trials: Therapy, Not Just Science

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Phase 1 trials should be considered therapeutic options for some patients.

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

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The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.

Combinations: The Future of Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment?

Combinations: The Future of Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment?

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Several phase 3 clinical trials are likely to identify new frontline standards of care.

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab Improves Overall Survival, ORR in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab Improves Overall Survival, ORR in Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Previous studies showed that combination therapy with nivolumab and ipilimumab has promising efficacy for various cancers, including RCC, compared with either agent alone.

Targeted and Immunotherapies for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Targeted and Immunotherapies for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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VEGF and PD-1 pathway inhibitors show promising improvements compared with single-agent VEGF pathway inhibitors.

Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Regimens

Access a treatment regimen chart with detailed information for renal cell carcinoma, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors and cytokine therapy.

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

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While CDI is becoming more common in all hospitalized patients, patients with cancer appear to be at an elevated risk.

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