Items Tagged ‘renal cell cancer’

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


May 18th, 2015

Inlyta®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: axitinib Trade Name: Inlyta® For which conditions is this drug approved? Inlyta is approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) when prior treatment hasn’t worked. What is the mechanism of action? Inlyta is a kinase inhibitor. These drugs work by blocking the action of enzymes called kinases, […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, I, Inlyta, kidney cancer, renal cell cancer