Items Tagged ‘rcc’

May 24th, 2016

Lenvima® Approved for Kidney Cancer

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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 agent, and is to be used in combination with the standard agent Afinitor® (everolimus). Each year […]

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Tags: afinitor, everolimus, fda, General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, lenvatinib, Lenvima, News, rcc, Renal Cancer, RTK


May 10th, 2016

Cabometyx® Approved for Kidney Cancer

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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 been treated with prior anti-angiogenic therapy. Each year in the United States, more than 61,000 people are diagnosed […]

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Tags: Cabometyx, cabozantinib, General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, kinase inhibitor, metastatic, News, rcc, Renal Cancer, renal cell carcinoma


March 15th, 2016

Clinical Study Evaluating Dalantercept in Combination with Axitinib Now Enrolling Advanced RCC Patients Nationwide

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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 spread of RCC. The DART Study is testing the safety and efficacy of dalantercept in combination with axitinib and is […]

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Tags: axitinib, clinical trial, dalantercept, DART study, General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, News, rcc, Renal Cancer, renal cell carcinoma, study


November 25th, 2015

FDA Approves Opdivo for Renal Cell Carcinoma

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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 cancer. About Renal Cell Carcinoma Each year in the United States, more than 61,000 people are […]

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Tags: General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, rcc, Renal Cancer, renal cell cancer


October 15th, 2015

COMETRIQ® Improves Progression-Free Survival in Kidney Cancer

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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 kidney cancer whose cancer has progressed following VEGRF-targeted therapy. Each year in the United States, more than 58,000 people are […]

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Tags: afinitor, cabozantinib, COMETRIQ, General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, News, rcc, Renal Cancer, VEGFR-targeted agents


October 12th, 2015

Opdivo® Improves Survival in Kidney Cancer

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The immunotherapy agent, Opdivo® (nivolumab), improves survival in kidney cancer compared to the standard treatment, Afinitor® (everolimus). These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. About Renal Cell Carcinoma Each year in the United States, more than 61,000 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer. The most common type of kidney cancer […]

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Tags: afinitor, kidney cancer, metastatic, News, opdivo, rcc, Renal Cancer, renal cell carcinoma


July 29th, 2015

Study of Opdivo® versus Afinitor® Stopped Early when Opdivo Demonstrated Better Survival

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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 with Opdivo was apparent sooner than expected, the trial has been stopped early. Each year in the United States, […]

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Tags: General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, rcc, Renal Cancer, renal cell carcinoma