General Renal Cancer

Cabometyx™ Improves Time to Cancer Progression as Initial Therapy in Kidney Cancer (12-5-2016)

The agent Cabometyx™ (cabozantinib) improves anti-cancer responses and time to cancer progression compared to Sutent® (sunitinib) when used as initial therapy for advanced kidney cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Lenvima® Approved for Kidney Cancer (05-24-2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lenvima® (lenvatinib) for the treatment of kidney cancer. The approval is for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who have received at least one prior therapy with an anti-angiogenic... Continue Reading

Cabometyx® Approved for Kidney Cancer (05-10-2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the kinase inhibitor Cabometyx (cabozantinib) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The approval is for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who have already... Continue Reading

Clinical Study Evaluating Dalantercept in Combination with Axitinib Now Enrolling Advanced RCC Patients Nationwide (03-15-2016)

If you are battling kidney cancer, otherwise known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), The DART Study may be the next treatment option for you to consider. Dalantercept, in combination with axitinib, an FDA approved therapy, aims to halt the growth and... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Opdivo for Renal Cell Carcinoma (11-25-2015)

The FDA granted approval to nivolumab (Opdivo) for patients with renal cell carcinoma. Opdivo, a PD-1 inhibitor, was previously approved for the treatment of melanoma whose tumors express the BRAF V600 mutation as well as advanced non-small cell lung... Continue Reading

COMETRIQ® Improves Progression-Free Survival in Kidney Cancer (10-15-2015)

According to a recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the targeted agent, COMETRIQ® (cabozantinib), significantly improves the time to cancer progression and survival compared to Afinitor® (everolimus) in patients with advanced... Continue Reading

Study of Opdivo® versus Afinitor® Stopped Early when Opdivo Demonstrated Better Survival (07-29-2015)

Patients with advanced or metastatic kidney cancer who are treated with Opdivo® (nivolumab) have better overall survival than those treated with Afinitor® (everolimus), according to findings from a Phase III clinical trial. Because the improved survival... Continue Reading

Data Demonstrates Benefit of Utilizing Multiple Biological Pathways to Predict Tumor Behavior in Prostate and Renal Cancers (06-9-2014)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced results of two studies demonstrating the ability of its Oncotype DX® test and a new 16-gene panel to predict disease aggressiveness and clinical... Continue Reading

New Treatment Options for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (10-8-2012)

The results from three phase III trials shed new light on treatment options for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. The studies were presented at the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna. More than 58,000... Continue Reading

PD-1 Targeted Immune Therapy Shows Promising Activity (06-11-2012)

The investigational drug BMS-936558 caused tumor shrinkage in nearly 25 percent of patients with advanced melanoma, kidney cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the results of a phase I study presented at the 2012 annual meeting... Continue Reading

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