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Currently, there’s no standard of care to treat kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. A phase ll trial involving an existing drug may change that.
Along with the effectiveness of a cancer medication, physicians and patients want to know about its side effects. What’s the quality of a patient’s life while taking the medicine? Two kidney cancer medications are effective at treating cancer, but have markedly different side effect profiles.
Figuring out the best course for cancer treatment can be complicated. In addition to dealing with the cancer itself, the long-term impacts of treatment need to be considered. Longer life is obviously a key goal.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has altered its rules for approving cancer medications. The agency used to judge medications based on the time during which the cancer didn’t get worse (progression-free survival).
Treating kidney cancer involves surgery to remove the tumor. There are three ways this surgery is performed. A new study looked at the benefits and costs associated with all three.