Advanced Renal Cell Cancer and Low-Dose Palliative Radiation Treatment: A Case of a Substantial and Sustained Treatment Response.

Clear cell carcinoma is the most common form of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Metastatic RCC is poorly responsive to treatment and has a bleak prognosis. Newer systemic agents have improved outcomes. Furthermore, their interaction with radiation treatment (RT) may provide further therapeutic options. RCC is considered to be radioresistant, however we report the case of a patient with progression on targeted therapy and immunotherapy who achieved a substantial and sustained local, and possibly abscopal, response to low dose palliative radiation therapy.

Case reports in oncology. 2018 Nov 27*** epublish ***

Kirsten van Gysen, Andrew Kneebone, Thomas Eade, Alexander Guminski, George Hruby

Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.