“[Researcher Arnaud Méjean, MD, PhD, has] really flipped the existing paradigm that we have in the management of advanced kidney cancer,” says Sumanta K. Pal, MD.
Andrew D. Bowser
A recent large, population-based comparative analysis examined outcomes for patients treated with percutaneous ablation, partial nephrectomy, or radical nephrectomy.
The approval of immune checkpoint inhibitor combination therapy may be the most significant advance in a decade for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, an expert says.
While they may have potential anti-tumor effects in other cancers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs do not appear to confer a survival benefit in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA) should be considered a standard of care for newly diagnosed, metastatic, non-castrate prostate cancer, as should docetaxel (Taxotere), according to a new clinical practice guideline from ASCO.
The benefits of bilateral nerve-sparing procedures in men undergoing radical prostatectomy may be concentrated in those patients who have high sexual function at baseline.
Trimodal therapy could offer superior overall survival versus radical cystectomy in certain subsets of patients with bladder cancer, according to a retrospective analysis presented at the 2017 Society of Urologic Oncology annual meeting in Washington.