Clinical Efficacy and Complication Rate of Sunitinib 2/1 Versus 4/2 Schedule for the Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

The treatment of renal cell carcinoma has achieved certain curative effects with the innovation of clinical drugs, such as sunitinib. However, the clinical efficacy and complication rate of the sunitinib 2/1 and 4/2 schedule in metastatic renal cell cancer remain unclear. In this study we aimed to resolve this issue by using meta-analysis to provide more theoretical guidance for clinical use. Several outcome measurements were included in this study to compare the 2 schedules such as complete response, partial response, stable disease, progressive disease, progression-free survival, overall survival, and complications. In the contrast analysis, the sunitinib 2/1 and 4/2 schedule resulted in significant improvements in prognosis. However, the sunitinib 2/1 schedule was superior to the 4/2 schedule in terms of controlling stable disease and causing fewer complications.

Clinical genitourinary cancer. 2019 Jun 13 [Epub ahead of print]

Chenglong Chen, Huan Fang, Yurui Jiao, Yi Zhou, Qiang Guo, Zhi Lv

Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, P.R. China., Urology Surgery, The Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, P.R. China., Department of Endocrinology, The Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, P.R. China., First Clinical Medical School of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, P.R. China., Department of Endocrinology, The Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, P.R. China. Electronic address: .

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