Ziad Bakouny, MD, on Sarcomatoid and Rhabdoid RCC: Potential Determinants of Poor Prognosis and Treatment Response
2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Ziad Bakouny, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses two types of renal cell cancer that are associated with poor prognosis. Because recent early data suggest these tumors respond well to immune checkpoint inhibitors, the authors characterized the tumors in an integrative molecular and clinical study (Abstract 715).
Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, summarizes two papers on metastatic renal cell carcinoma for which he was the discussant: nivolumab in combination with stereotactic body radiotherapy in pretreated patients, and combining dual immune checkpoint inhibition with stereotactic radiation (Abstracts 613 & 614).
Maha Hussain, MD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discusses the first phase III clinical trial to demonstrate the feasibility of tissue-based genomic testing to preselect men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer for targeted treatment and the superiority of the PARP inhibitor olaparib compared to enzalutamide or abiraterone (Abstract 195).
Neeraj Agarwal, MD, of the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses trial findings that showed the combination of cabozantinib and atezolizumab had a tolerable safety profile and showed activity in men with metastatic disease. Further evaluation of cabozantinib and atezolizumab is planned in a phase III trial (Abstract 82).
Nicholas D. James, PhD, MBBS, of The Institute of Cancer Research in London, discusses the health economics of adding abiraterone to first-line, long-term hormone therapy in prostate cancer, and what it means for long-term survival, quality-adjusted survival, and cost-effectiveness (Abstract 204).
Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses findings from a phase I/II trial that found MK-6482 was well tolerated and demonstrated activity in heavily pretreated patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (Abstract 611).