Tivozanib continued to display a progression-free survival benefit and rates vs sorafenib in patients with relapsed/refractory renal cell carcinoma who received 2 or 3 prior systemic regimens.
The combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab led to significant improvements in survival vs sunitinib in patients with intermediate- and poor-risk renal cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid features.
Andrew W. Hahn, MD, discusses the investigation of lenvatinib plus everolimus vs cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma following progression on an immune checkpoint inhibitor.
Patients with treatment-naïve advanced renal cell carcinoma who received nivolumab plus cabozantinib achieved deeper objective responses leading to improved progression-free survival and overall survival rates vs those who received sunitinib, according to exploratory data from the CheckMate 9ER trial.
The combination of lenvatinib plus everolimus is under evaluation vs cabozantinib in the phase 2 LenCabo trial for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who have progressed on prior treatment with a PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitor.
Bradley McGregor, MD, discusses the factors that affect frontline treatment decisions for patients with advanced RCC, the importance of longer-term follow-up of phase 3 trials in kidney cancer, and the benefits of dual immunotherapy and immunotherapy/TKI treatment combinations.
Eric Jonasch, MD, discusses key clinical trials that are paving the way for improved treatment sequencing in renal cell carcinoma and the prospective benefits of neoadjuvant cabozantinib in nonmetastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has led to delays in elective and potentially curative surgeries for patients with cT1b-cT2b renal cell carcinoma but research has indicated that surgical delays of up to and beyond 3 months did not result in an increased risk of pT3a upstaging or comprise overall survival.
A modified dosing schedule of frontline nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) compared with the standard dose showed no differences in responses or safety in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, according to results of the CheckMate-920 trial.
Recent research for effective therapies designed to target von Hippel-Lindau disease–associated renal cell carcinoma is pointing to a future with the paradigm that comprises immunotherapy, HIF-2α inhibitors, and potentially CDK4/6 inhibitors.
Combination regimens comprised of immunotherapy and TKI inhibitors have yielded significant benefits in terms of overall survival and progression-free survival with acceptable safety in patients with renal cell carcinoma; however, the cost of these regimens may negate the impact of these advances.
The combination of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab demonstrated encouraging antitumor activity in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma who had progressed on prior PD-1 or PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.