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Obesity Linked to Improved Survival in Kidney Cancer (September 12, 2016)

Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with advanced kidney cancer had significantly... Continue Reading

Surgery Can Lengthen Survival of Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients Treated with Targeted Therapies, Study Finds (July 6, 2016)

Surgery to remove a cancerous kidney can often lengthen the lives of patients receiving targeted therapy for metastatic kidney cancer, but only about three in 10 such patients undergo the procedure, according... Continue Reading

Lenvima® Approved for Kidney Cancer (May 24, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

Cabometyx® Approved for Kidney Cancer (May 10, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

Worth a Look: It’s Kidney Cancer Awareness Month (March 18, 2016)

The kidneys are two (or one) bean-shaped organs about the size of a fist and are located near the middle of your back on either side of your spine and just below the rib cage. They are vital organs; you... Continue Reading

Clinical Study Evaluating Dalantercept in Combination with Axitinib Now Enrolling Advanced RCC Patients Nationwide (March 15, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Opdivo for Renal Cell Carcinoma (November 25, 2015)

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... Continue Reading

COMETRIQ® Improves Progression-Free Survival in Kidney Cancer (October 15, 2015)

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... Continue Reading

Opdivo® Improves Survival in Kidney Cancer (October 12, 2015)

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... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to LENVIMA™ for the Potential Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (August 3, 2015)

Eisai Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted LENVIMA™ (lenvatinib), the company’s multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Breakthrough Therapy designation... Continue Reading

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Obesity Linked to Improved Survival in Kidney Cancer (September 12, 2016)

Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with advanced kidney cancer had significantly longer survival than those who were normal... Continue Reading

Surgery Can Lengthen Survival of Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients Treated with Targeted Therapies, Study Finds (July 6, 2016)

Surgery to remove a cancerous kidney can often lengthen the lives of patients receiving targeted therapy for metastatic kidney cancer, but only about three in 10 such patients undergo the procedure, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber... Continue Reading

Lenvima® Approved for Kidney Cancer (May 24, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

Cabometyx® Approved for Kidney Cancer (May 10, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

Clinical Study Evaluating Dalantercept in Combination with Axitinib Now Enrolling Advanced RCC Patients Nationwide (March 15, 2016)

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... Continue Reading

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