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Following study completion, it was determined that 329 patients had complete (221 pts) or incomplete (108 pts) metastasectomy for mRCC, respectively, while 1,347 mRCC patients did not undergo metastasectomy. The main endpoint of the study showed that patients who underwent a metastasectomy were associated with a significantly increased survival rate compared to no metastasectomy. When comparing complete versus incomplete metastasectomy cohorts, and additional significant increase in overall survival was seen, in the favor of complete metastasectomy. Kaplan-Meier curves depicting both of these statistics are shown below.
In her closing remarks, Nazha reiterated how the metastasectomy treatments modality is capable of yielding longer overall survival in patients afflicted by mRCC. She urged the audience to please consider this treatment whenever a patient presents with this condition as it has shown to be vastly better than non-metastasectomy treatments.
Presented by: Sara Nazha, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Co-Authors: Alice Dragomir1, Antonio Finelli2, Aaron Hansen2, Lori Wood3, Ricardo Rendon3, Alan So4, Christian Kollmannsberger4, Frédéric Pouliot5, Naveen Basappa6, Daniel Heng7, Denis Soulières8, Anil Kapoor9, Simon Tanguay1.
1. McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
2. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
3. Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada
4. BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Cancer Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver , BC, Canada
5. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, University of Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
6. Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
7. Tom Baker Cancer Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
8. Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
9. Juravinski Cancer Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Written By: Zachary Valley Twitter: @ZacharyAValley, (Department of Urology, University of California-Irvine) medical writer for UroToday.com at the 73rd Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting - June 23 - 26, 2018 - Halifax, Nova Scotia