Rana R. McKay, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results From a Trial on Atezolizumab and Bevacizumab
2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Rana R. McKay, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, discusses phase II study findings on atezolizumab and bevacizumab in non–clear cell renal cell carcinoma and clear cell renal cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid differentiation (Abstract 548).
Karim Fizazi, MD, PhD, of the University of Paris-Sud and Gustave Roussy, discusses final phase III findings on men with newly diagnosed, high-risk, metastatic, castration-naive prostate cancer who were treated with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone added to androgen-deprivation therapy (Abstract 141).
Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy, discusses findings on the safety and efficacy of nivolumab used in a “real world” prospective study on metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). This research was conducted after nivolumab was approved for the treatment of mRCC following failure of one or two tyrosine kinase inhibitors (Abstract 542).
Craig R. Nichols, MD, of the Testicular Cancer Commons and the SWOG Group Chair's Office, discusses the superior outcomes obtained at high-volume centers, the impracticality of referring all patients to such centers, and the international efforts to develop virtual collaborations on salvage management and post-chemotherapy surgery.
Sumanta K. Pal, MD, of City of Hope, who served as a Co-Executive Editor of the 2019 publication Clinical Cancer Advances, discusses progress made during the past year in research and policy. The report was compiled with a team of experts in oncology subspecialties, cancer prevention, quality care, health disparities, and tumor biology.
Brian I. Rini, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, discusses phase III findings on a comparison of tivozanib and sorafenib in patients with refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma (Abstract 541).