Genitourinary Cancers | Specialty

The OncLive Genitourinary Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights across genitourinary (GU) malignancies, including renal cell carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, and prostate cancer. This section features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on the evolving treatment paradigm of GU cancers and emerging research.

Dr. Osipov on the Role of Combination Immunotherapy Across Multiple Tumor Types

April 30th 2021

Arsen Osipov, MD, discusses the role of combination immunotherapy across multiple tumor types.

FDA Grants Priority Review to Adjuvant Nivolumab for Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma

April 30th 2021

The FDA has granted a priority review designation to a supplemental biologics license application for nivolumab for use as an adjuvant treatment in patients with surgically resected, high-risk, muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma.

Key Considerations for Choosing Between Erdafitinib and Enfortumab Vedotin in Urothelial Carcinoma

April 29th 2021

Michael E. Devitt, MD, further underscored the importance of early genomic testing in patients with urothelial carcinoma, shared advice on factors to consider when choosing among second-line and later options, and highlighted enfortumab vedotin combination regimens that are under exploration.

Hutson Dives Into Controversial Depths: When Is Nephrectomy Appropriate in RCC?

April 28th 2021

In patients with renal cell carcinoma, factors that determine whether a partial or full nephrectomy should be performed include tumor location and size, but efforts should be made to perform partial nephrectomies whenever possible to preserve kidney function.

FDA Panel Endorses Atezolizumab for Frontline Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

April 28th 2021

In a 10 to 1 vote, the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to support the accelerated approval of atezolizumab for the frontline treatment of patients with cisplatin-ineligible locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

ODAC Votes in Favor of Pembrolizumab Approval in Frontline Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

April 28th 2021

In a 5 to 3 vote, the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to uphold the accelerated approval of pembrolizumab for the frontline treatment of patients with cisplatin-ineligible and carboplatin-ineligible locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

Dr. Devitt on Utilizing PD-L1 in Biomarker-Guided Therapies in Bladder Cancer

April 28th 2021

Michael Devitt, MD, discusses utilizing PD-L1 status in biomarker-guided therapies for patients with bladder cancer.

2021 GU Cancers Symposium Unveils Exciting Approaches in Bladder Cancer

April 27th 2021

The CheckMate 274 trial may have captured attention during the 2021 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, but immunotherapy is not the only promising approach under study in urothelial carcinoma.

Dr. Rini on the Mechanism of Action of Tivozanib in Relapsed/Refractory RCC

April 26th 2021

Brian I. Rini, MD, discusses the mechanism of action of tivozanib in relapsed/refractory renal cell carcinoma.

Dr. Choudhury on Future Research Directions for Pembrolizumab/Radium-223 in mCRPC

April 26th 2021

Atish D. Choudhury, MD, PhD, discusses future research directions for the combination of pembrolizumab and radium-223 dichloride in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

ODAC Hearings on 6 Immunotherapy Indications Set to Begin

April 26th 2021

The FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee is poised to move forward this week with a public review of 6 indications for immune checkpoint inhibitors granted under the agency’s accelerated approval process that later failed to reach thresholds for statistical significance for key end points in confirmatory clinical trials.

Nivolumab Alone, Plus Ipilimumab Being Tested in Early-Stage, High-Risk RCC

April 21st 2021

The safety and efficacy of nivolumab, both as a single agent and in combination with ipilimumab, is under investigation in patients with early-stage, high-risk renal cell carcinoma following radical or partial nephrectomy in the phase 3 CheckMate-914 trial.

FDA Grants Priority Review to 2 sBLAs for Enfortumab Vedotin in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

April 19th 2021

The FDA has granted priority review to 2 supplemental biologics license applications for enfortumab vedotin-ejfv for the treatment of select patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer.

Entering an Era of Immunotherapy-Based Combinations for Metastatic RCC

April 18th 2021

The frontline treatment landscape of renal cell carcinoma is exploding with immunotherapy-based options.

Hutson Highlights Treatment Journey in Clear Cell RCC Case

April 16th 2021

When considering which frontline option to administer to a patient with renal cell carcinoma, it is important to first understand which risk group they belong to.

NK Cell–Targeting Strategies Come Into Their Own

April 16th 2021

Although anticancer therapies that leverage T cells have commanded the most attention in the immuno-oncology era of the past decade, strategies based on natural killer cells have recently emerged as attractive approaches.

Research Reflections: Sonpavde on Urothelial Cancer Updates From the 2021 GU Cancers Symposium

April 15th 2021

Dr. Sonpavde discusses key data presented during the 2021 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in urothelial carcinoma and anticipated research directions with immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and antibody-drug conjugates.

Pal Previews Potential Second-line and Beyond Options in RCC

April 15th 2021

Sumanta K. Pal, MD, details ongoing research efforts dedicated to providing additional therapeutic options for patients with RCC in the second-line setting and beyond.

Overall Survival After Surgery for Spinal Metastases Has Improved Over the Past Two Decades

April 15th 2021

Postoperative survival after surgery for spinal metastases has improved over the past 20 years, particularly in patients with kidney, breast, lung, and colon tumors metastatic to the spine.

Frontline Nivolumab/Cabozantinib Approved in Europe for Advanced RCC

April 14th 2021

The European Commission has approved the combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib as a frontline treatment in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.