Kidney cancer is a lethal neoplasm that affects several thousands of people every year. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common histologic type. Recent developments in the therapeutic approach include antiangiogenic targeted approaches and Immunotherapy. Thus, the therapeutic algorithm of RCC patients and the survival outcomes have changed dramatically.
Herein we present a retrospective study of the patients treated in our Department with an antiangiogenic agent -Axitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor- as a third or further line treatment. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS, including the available clinicopathological data of the patients included.
Axitinib was found to be active in patients who received this treatment beyond second line. The toxicity profile of this regimen did not reveal any unknown adverse events.
Our real world data reflect that axitinib is a safe and effective option, even beyond the second line.
BMC urology. 2020 Jun 02*** epublish ***
G Tsironis, M Liontos, A Kyriazoglou, K Koutsoukos, A Tsiara, M Kaparelou, R Zakopoulou, A Cohen, E Skafida, S Fontara, F Zagouri, A Bamias, M A Dimopoulos
Oncology Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece., Oncology Unit, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece. ., 1st Department of Radiology, Aretaieio University hospital, Athens, Greece.