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Nachtnebel, A. (2009): Everolimus (Afinitor®) for advanced/metastatic kidney cancer. DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology 03.

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The purpose of this report was to evaluate efficacy and safety of second-line therapy with everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, for the treatment of advanced or metastasised renal cell carcinoma (RCC). A placebo controlled phase III study showed improved progression free survival and acceptable side-effects for the intervention group.
Nevertheless, with the availability of a number of new drugs for the treatment of RCC, the remaining challenge is the determination of the best sequence or combination of these therapies.

Item Type:DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology
Keywords:Kidney cancer, renal cell cancer, everolimus, afinitor, oncology
Subjects:QZ Pathology > QZ 200-380 Neoplasms.Cysts
WJ Urogenital system > WJ 300-378 Kidney
Series Name:DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology 03
Deposited on:19 Oct 2009 10:05
Last Modified:02 Nov 2009 15:59

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