Five-year data from the phase I CA209-003 trial indicate that the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab is associated with long-term survival benefits among heavily pretreated patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma or non-small-cell lung cancer.
Targeted therapy improves survival over nontargeted therapy among patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, including those who are older and have disabilities, shows an analysis of real-world data.
In patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma and untreated central nervous system metastases, intracranial response to nivolumab monotherapy is restricted to those with a limited tumor burden, suggest phase II findings.
Subgroup analysis of the IMmotion151 trial suggests improved survival with first-line atezolizumab plus bevacizumab versus sunitinib for locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients with sarcomatoid differentiation.
Research presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA, adds support for use of pembrolizumab plus axitinib as a first-line treatment for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.