Navigation Links
Sunitinib a Promising Agent for Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer

Sunitinib has been found to be an effective agent for treating metastatic renal cell cancer, a disease for which no effective treatment options are available so far//.

There is an urgent need for more active agents for the treatment of metastatic (spread of cancer from point of origin to another part of the body) renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The 5-year survival rate for metastatic RCC is estimated to be less than 10 percent, according to background information in the article. RCC is highly resistant to chemotherapy, and only a limited subset of patients (20 percent or less) benefit from cytokine (proteins from the immune system) therapy (high-dose interleukin-2 [IL-2] and/or interferon-alfa). Overall median survival following progression after cytokine therapy is approximately 10 to 13 months, and no effective treatment is available for patients whose disease progresses after an initial response, or who do not respond to cytokine therapy.

A better understanding of the genetic abnormalities associated with clear-cell RCC has helped identify new targets for therapy, and subsequently the development of a new therapy, the oral medication sunitinib, which had positive results in an initial study.

Robert J. Motzer, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and colleagues conducted a multicenter phase 2 trial to confirm the antitumor efficacy of sunitinib in 106 patients with metastatic clear-cell RCC whose disease was refractory (unresponsive) to 1 prior cytokine therapy.

Patients were enrolled between February and November 2004, with follow-up continuing until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal of consent. Patients received repeated 6-week cycles of sunitinib, 50 mg per day given orally for 4 consecutive weeks followed by 2 weeks off per treatment cycle.

“The results of this trial confirm that sunitinib given once daily according to a 4 weeks on/2 weeks off schedule has sub stantial antitumor effects against metastatic clear-cell RCC. Of the 105 evaluable patients, 36 patients achieved partial response (34 percent), and a median progression-free survival of 8.3 months as evaluated by the independent third-party core imaging laboratory (resulting in a value considerably longer than expected in this clinical setting),” the authors write.

The most common adverse events experienced by patients were fatigue 30 (28 percent) and diarrhea 21 (20 percent).

(Source: Newswise)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Promising Treatment for Diabetes
2. Life after Bypass not so Promising for Women.
3. Promising cure for West Nile Virus
4. Deadly Diarrhoea Vaccine – Trail Results Promising
5. Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results
6. Promising Care Model For Bipolar Disorder
7. A Promising New Vaccination Strategy for Late-Stage Melanoma
8. Promising Brain Tumor Treatment In The Offing
9. Sea Creatures Toxin Could Lead to Promising Cancer Treatment
10. Vaccine Promising Against Hepatitis E
11. Groups Join Forces to Fund Promising Lung Cancer Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers ... companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. ... pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent ... apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern ... home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create ... health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On ... holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American ... $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 ... in the fields of bioinformatics and immune ... to develop a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... is distantly related to seasonal influenza and ... approaches, which rely on prior exposure to be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: