Advanced RCC benefits from multimodal approach

January 1, 2002

Patients with metastatic renal cell cancer historically have had a poorprognosis, and attempts with hormonal therapy and chemotherapy have haddisappointing results. In this exclusive Urology Times interview, W. MarstonLinehan, MD, discusses new treatment strategies for renal cell carcinoma,including multimodality therapy with surgery and systemic therapy, and adoptiveimmunotherapy. Dr. Linehan is chief of urologic surgery at the NationalCancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. UT Editorial Consultant Andrew C. Novick,MD, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Urological Institute, conducted theinterview.