Patient reported side effects from molecularly targeted therapies in renal cell carcinoma

Conclusions: These results suggest that the patient-reported impact of molecularly targeted agent side effects may be more significant than suggested by phase III clinical trials. These results also identify specific side effects towards which improved symptom management strategies and enhanced patient education can be directed. Better side effect management may increase treatment duration and improve clinical outcomes. 06/25/2010
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

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Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Genitourinary Cancer Commentaries Source Type: research
AbstractFor the long-term survival of a patient with renal cell carcinoma and a vena cava tumor thrombus, total resection is desired: inoperable patients are sometimes treated with drugs. The effect of the presurgical use of nivolumab, an anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) antibody drug, has been described. Our patient had inoperable renal cancer with an inferior vena cava tumor thrombus. We were able to downsize the tumor to operable size by administrating nivolumab. The patient underwent a nephrectomy and thrombectomy safely. Pathological findings revealed papillary renal cell carcinoma type 2. No viable cells were iden...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Metastic Renal Cell Carcinoma;   Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma;   Second-line Treatment Interventions:   Biological: SHR-1210;   Biological: CIK cells Sponsor:   Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Most renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients die from metastasis or recurrence after the spread of cancer to another organ, but the mechanisms underlying the intravascular survival of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are incompletely deciphered. Additionally, although elevated plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and thrombocytosis are strongly correlated and both indicate a poor prognosis for RCC patients, the bridge connecting inflammation and coagulation remains poorly understood. To explore the complicated relationship among inflammation, the coagulation system and CTC survival, we obtained viable CTC counts and clinical i...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Albisinni S, Pretot D, Al Hajj Obeid W, Aoun F, Quackels T, Peltier A, Roumeguère T Abstract INTRODUCTION: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are established markers of systemic inflammation. Moreover, anemia is a known adverse prognostic factor and reduced haemoglobin to platelet ratio (HPR) seems associate to poor outcomes in urothelial cancer. Aim of the current study was to explore the prognostic value of NLR, HPR and PLR in patients harboring localized RCC. Materials and Methods 184 patients undergoing partial and radical nephrectomy for renal ma...
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
i Francesco Massari The development of new systemic agents has led us into a “golden era” of management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Certainly, the approval of immune-checkpoint inhibitors and the combination of these with targeted compounds has irreversibly changed clinical scenarios. A deeper knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that correlate with tumor development and progression has made this revolution possible. In this amazing era, novel challenges are awaiting us in the clinical management of metastatic RCC. Of these, the development of reliable criteria which are able to pre...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: This translational study identified CXCL5 as a biomarker of efficacy of lysosomotropic drugs, a potential asset for personalized medicine.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Objective: Growing evidence suggests pretreatment fibrinogen can serve as a prognostic marker in various malignancies. However, there are contradictory results about the prognostic role of fibrinogen in urological cancers. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between pretreatment plasma fibrinogen and survival outcomes in urological cancers.Methods: After a systematic search of PubMed and Embase, we included 14 studies in our meta-analysis, and estimated hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) using a fixed-effect model.Results: Our results indicate that pretreat...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
In conclusion, our results suggested that expression status of FZD1 had a diagnostic value and prognostic value in ccRCC patients, it also may serve as a potential drug target to relieve sunitinib resistance in renal cancer patients.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusion: The intrinsic and extrinsic expression patterns are both detected in ccRCC. High positive rate of TC-PD-L1 correlated closely to the strong infiltration of CD8+ TILs. TC-PD-L1-positive ccRCC patients with abundant CD8+ TILs infiltration confer the high risk of death and disease relapse.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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